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Dirty Rhythm - Hard As A Rock (cd)
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Dirty Rhythm

Hard as a Rock

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1991

Label: JRS

Catalog Number: 7 3333 35852-2

Average Rating: 88 / 100 (18 ratings)

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Personnel
Brian Harrison
Jeffrey Michael Bonds
Troy Miller
Anthony Brian Greenham
Tracks
1.  Feel the Fire  3:57
2.  I Can't Wait  5:28
3.  Blinded  4:40
4.  Hot N' Cold  4:41
5.  Hard As a Rock  5:10
6.  Backside of Love  3:49
7.  Reach Out  4:29
8.  One Summer Night  4:09
9.  Hold On (Forever Tonight)  5:11
10.  Waiting for the Money  3:59
11.  Burn Out the Night  4:34
12.  Bad Girls  3:59
  
Total Running Time:  54:06

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Existing comments about this CD

From: john j holland Date: August 7, 2001 at 9:45
the best melodic hardrock album ever. one summernight....................;john j.

From: T-BONE Date: August 11, 2001 at 17:10
Good listening or driving music. Catchy lyrics, and great guitar riffs.

From: Chris Date: September 3, 2001 at 18:20
This is another one of those Hair Metal CDs lost in the shuffle of flooding the market with any glam outfit to be called a band in the late 80's/early 90's. This would've been a monster if it didn't get shuffled off as another Hair Band. Along with Cry Wolf, XYZ and Xenon, one of the best Hair Metal discs out there. If you like Hair Metal I suggest you get this disc before it's all gone!!

From: James Date: September 18, 2001 at 16:15
When I listen to the songs they are hard to pin down as "who it sounds like" but I hear some Skid Row feel to it. It is a good cd, a solid 8.5 on my scale.

From: Tim H. Date: November 9, 2001 at 12:59
One of the best,most melodic bands lost in the Alternative era. The ballad "I can't wait" is reminiscent of Sebastian Bach vocals. A collectors must have!!!!!!!!!

From: HG Date: February 16, 2002 at 20:37
This one kicks ass. They sound quite a bit like Dokken, XYZ and Hardline. Everyone I show this disc to says the girl on the cover could be better looking. Give the band a break! Not everyone had the budget to bring in girls like the ones in Warrant and Poison photo shoots. And she really isn't too bad, anyway.

From: WidoMakr Date: March 1, 2002 at 6:01
Damn good band...sound of Skid Row running through this bad boy...has a great hard rockin sound, crazy guitar work with of course the mandatory pounding drums...definitely worth the price of admission...Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: ?? Date: April 2, 2002 at 23:41
never heard of the band when i bought the cd. took a chance and damn glad i did. add to your collection its worth having.

From: Reno Date: April 16, 2002 at 22:38
Agreed....Skid Row vibe going on here. Not totally Sebastian Bach, but close. Musically...I'd say it compared to the first Skid Row cd with some hints of their 2nd. I liked it alot. 8.5

From: TIM Date: April 26, 2002 at 15:47
I own so many cd's, some get lost in the shuffle. I've owned this for a while, but never listened all the way through. I pulled it out today and man, what great tunes. They have a Skid Row/XYZ sound. There are hints of Dokken, Hardline, and a tiny bit of Winger. Some of the guitar effects sound similar to Emerald Rain or Zakk Wylde's playing.

From: TIM Date: April 26, 2002 at 15:52
Cry Wolf fans might appreciate this one as well. I'll go with James's rating: 8.5

From: Real Deal Date: April 27, 2002 at 22:12
If you want it to sound like someone, it sounds like Heaven's Edge.

From: TIM Date: April 27, 2002 at 23:47
Maybe a little, but not much. I think they are more consistant than Heavens Edge for sure.

From: Federico Date: June 5, 2002 at 14:31
Thanks to this site and to all the others guys who rewiwed This one. You make me discover a big gem. I agree they can be compared with XYZ,Heaven's edge and early Winger. Bad girls start just like Seventeen(winger). It's my favorite song togheter with Hot n' cold and One summer night.

From: tomcat Date: June 20, 2002 at 8:05
one summer night, cool cd.. 8 on a scale of 10 tomcat@dolfijn.nl

From: jayglam Date: August 8, 2002 at 3:22
A total gem, this is one underated CD. Singer is similar to sebastian which makes is worth buying for just that. Great songs for cruisin in the car too. Just listen to Feel the fire, Backside of Love, Reach out and One summer night and you'll know what I mean. The bass player in this band played in Annihilator.

From: coxman Date: October 24, 2002 at 23:22
this is a classic 80s sound, i turned a metal guatarist lee h. on to this . he is a metal expert,he liked lotzzz.

From: John Date: November 21, 2002 at 12:49
I agree with most of the comments posted so far. This is a solid 9.0 disc that gets better as the cd goes along. Why they put a ballad a track 2 always baffled me. Killed the flow of the disc for me and had me rating it lower as a result. Once I get past the (awesome) ballad this thing just flat out rocks with hooks, harmonies and flat out good songs. JK

From: Ronnie Date: November 21, 2002 at 16:18
I just found this cd about a year ago. This should have been huge. If you like Dokken, XYZ and bands like that, you should not miss this one. I need to find more stuff like this and Cry Wolf. By the way, I think the girl is awsome on the cover.

From: ARXONTAS Date: November 28, 2002 at 8:22
Dirty Rhythm were an exceptional melodic hair metal band, with a sound at times similar to Skid Row and Cry Wolf. But like so many melodic glam bands of the early 90's, they faded without a trace. The band consisted of Jeffrey Michael Bonds (vocals), Brian Harrison (guitar and keyboard), Anthony Brian Greenham (bass, who appeared as a guitarist on Annihilator's 1989 album Alice In Hell) and Samuel Zern (drums). The bands debut album, Hard As A Rock, was produced by Loverboy guitarist Paul Dean i

From: Date: November 28, 2002 at 8:24
in Burnaby, British Columbia. Just prior to the albums release, Troy Miller replaced Zern. The record, and it's single "Hot N' Cold", sank without a trace, and Dirty Rhythm faded into obscurity. WHAT A FUCKING SHAME !!. I SHARE IT ON KAZAA . COME AND SEE WHAT YOU LOST

From: naslund Date: February 5, 2003 at 22:40
Thank you to everyone above that gave this a review. This is a great CD. The XYZ -Dokken references are right on. The vocals are not as good as Terry Ilous. But hey, who is?

From: freddy de keyze Date: March 3, 2003 at 18:49
A CD that deserves to have a place into the top 25. Indeed, this is typically eighties hardrock, done with class. XYZ, Dokken and Heavens Edge are indeed bands in the same vein. Good one !

From: Spajeoly Date: April 23, 2003 at 7:29
This CD is out of print and no one has any mp3's from it, if anyone has the MP3 of "Feel The Fire" please email me at Jeromeys@msn.com. Thanx.

From: TIM Date: April 23, 2003 at 23:47
I sent you an mp3 of that song Jeromy. If it didn't come through, email me at rio1harris@aol.com.

From: deedee_77420 Date: May 23, 2003 at 18:58
If anybody knows where I can buy or download songs off this cd then please,please,please let me know where. Thanks deedee deedee_77420@yahoo.com Please contact me.

From: james Date: August 11, 2003 at 1:17
this is a good hard rock 90s hair metal disc, i think it should be re-released or something. i do hear some Skid Row in there, and its just awsome to hear Feel The Fire, great rocker!!!! i really do think that this disc needs a Remastering bad!!!! long live 80/90s hard rock!!!

From: Trang Date: September 3, 2003 at 3:44
Can you plz give me the lyrics of I cant wait???Thanks!!!

From: tomcat Date: September 3, 2003 at 7:07
this is a very good indie melodic rock album.., this outfit delivers the goods the way i like them to be delivered..All songs are great but i recommend the following tunes: "one summer night" (great stuff), 'waiting for the money' (very cool rocker), 'hard as a rock (tongue n cheek rocksong) and 'blinded by love'..not a weak moment on this album..buy it people if you can find it...whatever happened to all the members?

From: Karl Sten Date: October 25, 2003 at 23:41
Bought this at a dollar store, incredible music for a buck! Not a weak tune in the bunch...

From: SeducedByMetal Date: October 29, 2003 at 9:38
picked this up from ebay...wasen't too expensive either...great hair metal

From: AOR freaky Date: December 16, 2003 at 8:27
Good one !

From: MJ (Marla) Date: January 24, 2004 at 12:43
Finally!! FINALLY!! I got a copy of this dang thing!! lol......I have wanted it for the longest time!! LOVE the song "Hard As A Rock"!! Don't so much love the song "Blinded", though.... Definitely hear the Heavens Edge comparisons......DEFINITELY worth the wait!!!

From: psycho Date: February 7, 2004 at 2:00
i need lyrics of I can wait, who's got it ?

From: beenason83 Date: February 7, 2004 at 2:01
me too, where i can find LYRICS of this album ???????

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From: Blue Charvel Date: February 16, 2004 at 12:01
Just noticed I had this, and what a pleasant surprise it is. I wouldn't say it's anything groundbreaking, but it's really good. Very solid, good production, musicianship, songwriting, the works. I think I may play this more often... Hey MJ, why no like "Blinded"? Apparently you can't "see" what a great song it is... j/k, it's okay but definitely not the high point of this disc.

From: MJ (Marla) Date: February 16, 2004 at 14:12
Know what Blue??? I forget why I didn't like "Blinded" NOW...I gotta dig it out and refresh!! I'll have to "see" what I was thinking at the time!

From: AOR freaky Date: February 19, 2004 at 5:17
INdeed a very good, solid release. Fine record !

From: Date: March 2, 2004 at 16:24
Hey, they're Canadian...what would you expect...perfect melodic metal release. Too bad they didn't last, like so many others.

From: Date: March 7, 2004 at 2:26
Well not all are Canadian! Brian is still living in Portland OR. I think he is still working at Apple Music. Jeffrey also lives in Portland and plays in a Jazz Band,,,Says he doesn't sing like that anymore. I have always loved this C.D.

From: YO Date: March 10, 2004 at 0:07
This band was as good as it gets in the early 90's. I did gigs with them at Eli's and Starrynight (portland or.) and they were better live, than the CD showed. It was just bad timing on the change of music through out the world. I still have my Cassette from back then. I broke it out, and reflected with a brew.

From: James Date: March 30, 2004 at 18:15
well, for Dirty Rhythm, i gotta say that this album just completely ROCKS!!!! they remind me of a heavier Skid Row, ROCK ON!!! this was $25.00 on Amazon, i'm pretty sure its still available, if u want it, u better hurry!!! VERY RARE!!!! ROCK ON!!! GREAT HARD ROCK ALBUM OF THE 90S!!!!!

From: rjberge Date: March 30, 2004 at 20:26
I just bought this used for $7. Awesome sound. Especially the last track, "Bad Girls". This music needs to make a comeback.

From: Brian Harrison Date: May 4, 2004 at 13:11
wow...thanks for the great comments..i just read them for the first time. I am not at Apple Music anymore.I manage the Guitar Center in Beaverton Oregon.Current projects:Solo guitar album.."Nine Lives,Ten songs" I'm also in the proccess of a new heavy kinda moody rock band called "2 sides of 1"...We will be recording something very soon.I have stepped up to the mic and will be not only playing guitar! Anyway...thanks again for the feedback....aaahhh..memory lane!

From: Date: May 6, 2004 at 10:53
Great album....but is it me or are the lyrics lame?

From: zurrender Date: May 13, 2004 at 18:05
Amazing sound! How I long for the good old days with some real rock'n roll. I just love the voice on this record, where can you get this kind of music today?????

From: Trick Taylor Date: June 30, 2004 at 12:49
Just got this off of e-bay. Thanks to T-Bone for hooking me up with a few tracks some time ago. This is a fun release, but not without fault. "Hot-n-Cold" was a poor choice for a lead single and the lyrics are awful. The energy level on this one is wonderful, much like debut SKID ROW or Sleeze Beez. Reminds me of a bar band that got the chance to make a big time album. They come off like a Brass Kitten without the annoying vocals. Good stuff.

From: Bruce W.Short Date: July 14, 2004 at 20:50
Hello. I was the original bass player in Dirty Rhythm. Ialso Co-wrote many of the songs on the album.The only acknowledgement I got however was a performance listing on one song on the album. Sammy Z. and I got the shaft on that one, but that's the way it goes in the music business. Jeff, Sammy Z, and I are back at it performing in the Portland area in a band called JUNKYARD DOGS. Brian is managing a Guitar Center and Troy isout of music all together. Thoses were some of the best days of my life

From: The Dolphin Date: October 14, 2004 at 17:43
Beautiful mix of ballads and classic hard rock songs of that era. A good production,very polished sound. Long live to hard rock from Italy!

From: jessica96fish Date: October 15, 2004 at 4:23
this really is very very good.if you like roxxi skid row s/t.raquel wildside.this ones up their with the best of them.top marks all round.

From: Christine Date: November 18, 2004 at 17:09
The name of the band and the album cover gave me the initial impression that they were more of a sleaze band - man, I was WAY off! Great straight-ahead hard rock, somewhat Dokken-ish. This one will be in my rotation for a good while...

From: Geoff Date: November 18, 2004 at 21:24
Glad to see this one scores (well earned) rave reviews. Great hard rock CD with great tunes and as people say, a great vocalist. I rate 'I can't wait' as one of my favourite songs of all time, so that pretty much sold me. Stunning song and a great hard rock album. Recommended.

From: z4roxx Date: December 16, 2004 at 18:22
SUPER CD,CAPOLAVORO!!!L AVEVO TROVATO DI SECONDA MANO MA AVEVO DIMENTICATO IL DISCHETTO AL NEGOZIO!!!!LA CORSA PER ANDARE A PRENDERMELO E BUTTARMI A TERRA A CASA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

From: C.J. Scheck Date: February 1, 2005 at 10:16
Great cd!! Does anyone have any demo's or live video's? Let me know. My addy is saltydog419@webtv.net

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: January 20, 2006 at 14:42
Found this on tape still sealed for a dollar...I like it,although it is hardly original...the chick on the cover is hot!!

From: glamfan Date: March 22, 2006 at 15:30
This album has got to be in your cd collection! Blinded, One Summer Night, Hard as a rock, Reach out.....love em! All of them!!! These guys get a 10+++ in my book! Does anyone know what the band has been up to? I'd love to know! Sheila (shayes@symmetricom.com)

From: sluss528 Date: May 27, 2006 at 15:29
well, i just got this the other day for $10.00 and does this thing fucking rock!!! the singer sounds alot like seb bach. as good as skids debut. you fuckers better grab this because it is going up in price. 9/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 22, 2006 at 13:14
Decent release from this combo.The Skid Row comparisson is a good one.I agree with a metalhead1966 it lacks from originality but is worth having it.The girl on the cover.....Merry Chritsmas!!!!.

From: z4roxx Date: December 27, 2006 at 13:40
After the first listening I had to be agree with tha last comment but this one is another cd that groes after some listening and can be more appreciated,believe me.I like very much this cd,”nasty”,energic and well played.

From: NaughtyDevil Date: June 6, 2008 at 18:00
One Of My Favorite CDS. Every Song Kicks Azz."I Can't Wait" Is An Awesome Ballad. I Wish This Band Was Still Making Music Today. Pick This CD Up If You Can Still Find It.

From: Metal T Date: July 16, 2008 at 18:43
Disc still gets alot of play.Solid band & album! "Feel The Fire" should've catapulted these guys toward the riches of the world,but instead we got stuck with the likes of "Poison" & "Warrant" to dominate the airwaves/videowaves and to make those with taste puke.Oops don't hurt me "Poison" fan...anyway-was some good songs,vox and fretwork on this badboy.The solo on "One Summer Night" rips! Ive heard this thing got shelved for d*mn near a year before it was even released..that obviously didn't help."Hard As A Rock" should definitely be reissued.--

From: metalmaniac777 Date: January 1, 2010 at 13:53
Talk about a great album, this CD sports more enjoyment than the slutty hot chick next door who does magically dirty things with her fingers and tongue. Pounding rhythms (I'm talking about the CD again, not the hot chick), big guitars, hooks big enough to snag Moby Dick, anthemic choruses, gang backing vocals...these hard rockers had it all. The only thing preventing this thing from achieving absolute perfection is that the songs on the second half suffer a drop in quality when compared to the first six. There is a definite Skid Row vibe going on here, and that's a good thing. Pop this puppy in your player and it will definitely rock your rafters.

From: Delbert Date: January 4, 2010 at 15:15
Wow Mark.....I don't think I could describe this baby any better. You sure know how to make a guy want to run out and sell everything he owns to buy a copy of this disc......all I can say is this L.A. style hard rock similar to WILDSIDE, HERICANE ALICE, MCQUEEN STREET and CRY WOLF. Awesome, huge, explosive hair-metal with giant hooks, monster choruses and massive backing vocals. It also can be compared to a stunning combination of SKID ROW, EMERGENCY and GUNSHY, but then, none of these are more enjoyable than that slutty hot chick next door who does all those, uh...things!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 6, 2011 at 20:12
After some recent spins i must said that my comment was not fair(December 22-2006)this album is more than decent...IS GREATTTTT!!! ...solid tracks everywhere!!!...lacks of originality???..i was wrong!..the issue is that so many bands were alike at that time but only a few ones were "decent" and Dirty Rhythm was one of the decent bands..."Feel The Fire" kicks a**!,"I Can't Wait" nice ballad,"Blinded" wonderful catchy chorus,"Hard As A Rock","One Summer Night","Hold On (Forever Tonight)" & "Burn Out The Night" are top notch rocking tracks that will put a smile in your face ...thumbs up 4 this album!.95/100


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