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Artist: Hittman

Title: Hittman

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: RoadRacer Records

Catalog Number: RCD 9485

Personnel

Dirk Kennedy lead vocals
John Kristen guitars
Michael Buccell bass
Chuck Kory drums

Tracks

1.  Metal Sport  4:18
2.  Dead on Arrival  3:33
3.  Will You Be There  4:36
4.  Breakout  5:19
5.  Backstreet Rebels  4:28
6.  Caught in the Crossfire  4:22
7.  Secret Agent Man  3:03
8.  Behind the Lines  4:47
9.  The Test of Time  4:24
  
Total Running Time:  38:50

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Existing comments about this CD

From: TIM Date: January 19, 2003 at 5:42
Haven't heard this one yet. Is it as good or better than their second release Dan?

From: Great Dane Date: January 19, 2003 at 9:03
Tim, I used to have it. There were some awesome tracks, but equally many fillers. One good track was Dead On Arrival.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: January 20, 2003 at 10:27
Si os van grupos como los Queensrÿche y los Crimson Gloy de los 80 este grupo esta a medio camino entre los dos,yo lo denominaria Heavy-Técnico-Melódico,un disco mas bien recomendado para seguidores de Heavy Metal que no para los Hard Rockeros y mucho menos para los que gusten solo del AOR.BUEN DISCO.

From: M. Allen Date: January 23, 2003 at 19:21
This debut, while much harder to find than 'Vivas Machina,' is far inferior in terms of production and song quality. I picked up this CD several years ago in a pawn shop and got rid of it less than a week later. It's not so terrible that it makes you want to put a bullet through your ear canal, but there's certainly no reason to break an arm & a leg to track down a copy...

From: Beau Date: February 6, 2003 at 15:46
Trust me on this one. This CD kicks! Hard fast without being thrash. It's much like Vicious Rumors self titled release from '90. The follow-up release to this one really blows. They tryed to go sleeze and it didn't work. Arrgh!!

From: manos Date: February 18, 2003 at 2:01
Queensryche meets Crimson Glory. It is intense heavy metal at it's best and I disagree with Great Dane, there are no fillers. On their second album they tried to use the Operation Mindcrime formula and present a metal drama but less efficiently. So your preferences on this one!

From: Date: March 24, 2003 at 20:05
THE 1ST HITTMAN ALBUM WAS A DEMO THAT BECAME A FULL LENGTH RECORD. WE WERE ALL LIKE 19 I WAS 16, IT WAS A TRIBUTE TO OUR INFLUENCES. THE SECOND RECORD WAS QUITE A DEPARTURE AND WE DID NOT USE A MINDCRIME FORMULA. WE JUST WANTED TO BE A ROCK BAND WITH A HEAVIER APPROACH. IT WAS DRAMATIC, BUT THATS MY FAULT AS I WAS CLASSICALLY TRAINED AND THOUGHT THAT STUFF WAS COOL.I DID NOT PLAY PIANO ON THE 1ST RECORD AND WANTED TO USE MORE ORCHESTRATION. I GREW UP ACROSS THE STREET FROM MICHAEL KAMEN

From: DIRK KENNEDY Date: March 24, 2003 at 20:08
WHO ORCHESTRATED MINDCRIME AND THE WALL. WE LIKED BIG ROCK AND WERENT INTERESTED IN THE CONFINES OF JUST BEING A METAL BAND. ALL IN ALL IT WAS GREAT FUN AND I'D DO IT AGAIN. THANKS FOR THE POSTS AND GO PICK UP THE COPY THAT M. ALLEN GOT RID OF. DIRK

From: FireEyez Date: May 6, 2003 at 8:08
Dirk I Am A Great Fan Of Your Work Thus Hearing of You In 9th grade from a older freind of mine I Have Long been waiting for something new from you I dont believe anybody would post anything bad about either album other then some journey fan was pissed cause they couldnt find the great proggresion Hittman took on with VM I KNow working in a cd store I would Plug VM as many chances as i got but being an import it was hard to turn somebody on to It then say oh buy the way you may or may not get a

From: FireEyez Date: May 6, 2003 at 8:15
Copy what are you doing do you have any projects other then hittman? Theirs alot of people here in Salt Lake City That Kind of are in disbelief that a vocalist of your caliber would go so unnoticed post a message here or e-mail me at ezoangelofdeath@aol.com or netscape.net and let me know and to all of you reading or posting For 2 100 0iffrent albums it goes to show how talented this band really was Ive never been a ryche fan but I Have to say these guys Leave anything rychs done in the dust.

From: me Date: May 3, 2004 at 14:14
So,When are we going to here back from this AWESOME BAND? If Queensryche Can last this long why not HITTMAN!The Fans are waiting.

From: dbf Date: September 10, 2004 at 13:39
this album is one of a kind. the best guitar work i ever heard.

From: Geoff Date: September 13, 2004 at 0:10
This is a good solid CD. I prefer the second one, but this is well played, solid hard rock with some great melodies too. Not perfect, but a very good CD either way.

From: budzillla Date: November 24, 2004 at 0:41
I used to live next door to the bass player MIKE, a few years ago in LAS VEGAS. HE was passing by my apt.Heard me CRankin my Axe stopped by to compliment my playing!!!! THANKS again MIKE For YOURE Words of wisdom,flattering compliments,very much appreciated!!! WE started talking and asked if I remember a band called HITTMAN? Sure did!!!! THATS MY old band!! I couldnt believe it !!! IT was pretty hard to find a copy at the time. but I found the right person, Thanks Again, Mike

From: budzillla Date: November 24, 2004 at 0:41
I used to live next door to the bass player MIKE, a few years ago in LAS VEGAS. HE was passing by my apt.Heard me CRankin my Axe stopped by to compliment my playing!!!! THANKS again MIKE For YOURE Words of wisdom,flattering compliments,very much appreciated!!! WE started talking and asked if I remember a band called HITTMAN? Sure did!!!! THATS MY old band!! I couldnt believe it !!! IT was pretty hard to find a copy at the time. but I found the right person, Thanks Again, Mike

From: Budzillla Date: November 24, 2004 at 1:15
This cd Fuckin Rocks!!!!!!!!! One of my all time favs.. A must for old school MELODIC METAL fans!!! Soaring Vocals in the vein of Geoff TATE, Twin guitars like Leatherwolf , Great harmonies, Perfect formula for Melodic METAL!!!!! These guys should have been much bigger than they were!! A very underrated band!!!!! Mike ,if you read this anytime soon drop me an email at dss100@aol.com its time to catch up!! your bud, SCOTT SUGAR

From: Budzilla Date: November 25, 2004 at 22:55
I just noticed theres only 1 guitar player in this band!!!! Fuck!!!!! I always thought there were 2. TO resemble Leatherwolf W/ 3 guitars makes this even more a reason to have this in youre collection!!!!! SO looking forward to a future reunion!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Chuck Khoury Date: December 18, 2004 at 6:05
Hey "Budzilla", I was the drummer and founding member of HITTMAN. I'll forward your e-mail to Mike, we talk as often as possible. I now live in Vegas as well. Since 1998. Glad you enjoy the first album, it's my favorite as well. The direction that was chosen by the band after that album was the reason for my departure. I've always been curious as to what might have happened if we stuck to our guns and stayed heavy. . .or got heavier! Oh well, thanks for the nice comments. Enjoy.

From: donny Date: February 24, 2005 at 19:31
chuck,im in reno lets hook up;and jam ,,pheeeww

From: dbfon2003@yahoo Date: February 24, 2005 at 19:34
aye ray you in there?

From: Shoemaker Date: April 14, 2005 at 13:38
This is not hardrock, this is pure us metal at it´s best. Think of Leatherwolf making a baby with queensryche, this album is what you get. The vocals are a bit low produced, but the guitarwork is awesome. Best song is the powerballad "will you be there". There are NO fillers here!!!

From: Fat Freddy Date: October 12, 2006 at 13:21
Good solid late-80s U.S. heavy metal, nothing more, nothing less. The cover of "Secret Agent Man" might knock it down a few points for the more serious metalheads out there but I always thought it was an interesting/hilarious choice for a cover tune. My fave tracks: "Metal Sport," "Dead on Arrival" and "Backstreet Rebels"

From: andi Date: March 19, 2012 at 7:16
Debuet Album is much harder than the second Album"Viva machina".....this Album is bad produced,bad sound,the second one is much better!!Like Hardline,Amsterdam.....style

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 21, 2012 at 22:40
A Hard Rock release with some Metal touches too...Dirk Kennedy has some kind of Ted Poley/Geoff Tate way of singing here and there...my faves are "Will You Be There","Breakout","Backstreet Rebels" & "Caught In The Crossfire"(rocks good!)...a album...84/100

From: andi Date: June 21, 2012 at 11:28
This isn´t Hardrock....it´s pure Metal!!!The other Album was much better!!!


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