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Artist: Fire Dept.

Title: Things Are Tough All Over

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1990

Label: Pineapple Productions

Catalog Number: FD 01/90


Steve Steele Vocals
Mark Martin Bass, Backing Vocals
Perry L. Scroggin Drums, Backing Vocals
Allen Needham Guitars


1.  Piledriver  
2.  Here I Go (Back In Love)  
3.  Lady  
4.  Things Are Tough All Over  
5.  Culvertown Stomp  
6.  Ashes Of My Heart  
7.  Too, Too Bad  
8.  The Mood  
9.  Dog In Heat  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: hardrockiowa Date: April 20, 2008 at 16:55
Great CD if you can find it. Early 90's hard rock, doesn't get much better than this for an independent CD.

From: walter Date: August 8, 2009 at 3:31
The quality not worth 200 $, but probably is very hard to find. I have it, good solid US Heavy Rock, a few good songs, a few average songs. The title track maybe is the best song.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 15, 2010 at 17:54
Decent album heading more into the average territory...the ebay price's far too expensive (229.50$???).'Piledriver' is an dull starter the way starters shouldn't be then 'Here I Go (back in love)' has some Motley Crue flavour or glam may i say...then things get a little bit better in track 5 'Culvertown Stomp' which is a blues rock song and one of the highlights of the album the rest can be completed with 'ashes Of My Heart' (good),'Too,Too Bad'(this song rocks,perhaps the best of the album)and 'Dog In Heat'.Honestly do not expect greatness here,as i said,decent but overall leading into the average...80/100

From: Delbert Date: March 17, 2010 at 15:36
This CD is so heavily sought after, I'm sure that is what drive's the price so high. Not the best I've heard, but, certainly not the worst and at times enjoyable. The band features some catchy, melodic AOR/hard rock. At times, they remind me of bands like Rock Blvd., Friction, Blind Date and Rock Candy, although not exactly at that same level. I'm sure this CD is Likely to be as rare as the sought after Rock Blvd though and there's a number of collectors who would love to look up and see it sitting on their shelf!!!!

From: smiley89 Date: August 27, 2010 at 13:15
As Delbert states not the best and not the worst. One of those scarce ones that everyone looks for but few find. As for the ebay price. A cd is only worth what any collector is willing to pay for it. Most who complain about the high price probably don't have it!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 27, 2010 at 17:00
Hey smiley89!..i do have it but didn't pay that amount of money(got it from a dealer in Europe for a very but very low price ) and honestly wouldn't pay it either...just a decent album no more than that at least for me...i respect your opinion obviously... to have it as a raritie,yes!...but killing for it?...doubt it! peace out!

From: z4roxx Date: October 3, 2010 at 10:15
Another ridiculous ebay average price here.Average melodic hard rock.As many indies' the first song is one of the best(good but not great),I count another couple of good songs,the rest is decent or filler.6/10

From: happy2849 Date: October 28, 2010 at 16:46
Found mine about a month ago at a very reasonable price. While it's not the best I've heard, it does have afew tracks that make it worth holding on to. Then on the other hand, considering what it sells for, I'll have to give it a lot of thought!

From: andi Date: January 12, 2011 at 5:20
this cd you can get everywhere in internet......

From: adboimel Date: January 12, 2011 at 12:15
andi, let me know where you can find this Fire Dept cd, itīs a great piece of Hair-Metal! email me at

From: PauloFernandes Date: October 19, 2014 at 11:09
@happy2849, if you consider selling this cd, mail me at - we can probably make a deal on it

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