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Artist: Britton

Title: Rock Harder

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Britton Rock Harder Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: M2 Records

Catalog Number: M2-0001


Michael Britton lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass
Jim McMellen lead guitar
Gary Holland drums, backing vocals
Skip Frank bass
Mike Wolf lead guitar
Mark Poynter keyboards, lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Pete Willkom percussion
Photo is of the 1997 reissue.


1.  Hold On  3:10
2.  Don't Wanna Be Your Fool  3:15
3.  Living on the Redline  3:38
4.  Rock Hard  3:58
5.  She Lights the Fire  5:17
6.  Name the Time  3:48
7.  Drinkin and Drivin (No More)  3:49
8.  Bring on the Body  3:40
9.  Lee Ann  4:37
10.  You're the One  4:30
11.  Over the Edge  3:46
12.  On Top and Ready  3:29
Total Running Time:  46:57

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Van Alan Date: January 23, 2002 at 20:13
Britton's debut Rock Harder was released in the late 80s on cassette and vinyl but it was never issued on CD until the 1997 collector edition came out. Rock Harder includes one song written with Tommy Lee of Motley Crue titled 'Drinkin And Drivin' (No More)', that fact alone should instantly make Rock Harder a must have among 80s Hard Rock fans.

From: GLAMMAN Date: February 26, 2002 at 18:24
ROCK HARDER is SUCH a killer CD!! The songs are SOOOOOO catchy and it just proves that a lot of talent (in the 80's) was overlooked and never made it mainstream. Britton should've been HUGE, his voice is something else, very talented. ROCKIN!!!!!

From: TYNOBSK FROM BR Date: March 21, 2003 at 17:16

From: Mike Date: October 3, 2003 at 14:09
I have a extra copy of this CD - leave your email address if interested. Thanks.

From: altay Date: January 25, 2004 at 14:09
overdose@hardrockers.com but i live in turkey. don't know how it's gonna be.

From: Angel Date: February 15, 2004 at 12:00
Does anybody know what happened to Gary Holland? His drumming kicks ass!

From: Shoemaker Date: December 18, 2004 at 6:58
Just bought this one on Lp and it's boooooooring!

From: Joan Date: March 8, 2005 at 10:04
El cantante me recuerda en algunos momentos a Don Dokken. Es un buen disco. My favourite: Lee Ann 7/10

From: Geoff Date: March 15, 2005 at 19:52
If I'm being honest, I'd have to say that I don't think this is a very good band, but I will also admit I don't mind this disc. 'Lee-Ann' is cool melodic rock, and 'You're the one' is awesome. This isn't bad, but it just has a very lame, simple feel to it. Get it for cheap if you like simple hard rock with some nice melodic moments.

From: tomcat Date: March 16, 2005 at 1:08
a great album...i totally adore this 80's party rock n roll... from the uptempo 'living on the redline' to the solid 'rock hard' and the ballad 'lee ann'...A perfect example how great american rock n roll can be... Melodic rockers stuck in the 80's should track this down..

From: metalmaniac777 Date: January 19, 2006 at 14:35
Bloody hell, blokes, this is simplistic beyond all belief and a little too formulaic & substandard for my tastes. By-the-book melodic hard rock (or hair-metal, if you prefer) with nary an original bone in its body and more than willing to borrow from every hard rock cliche known to civilized man. If you want to rock hard, ignore this lackluster debut and purchase the band's two follow-up releases, which not only rocked harder, but also rocked a whole lot better...

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: July 15, 2008 at 3:03
GOOD US HAIR METAL/STADIUM & SPANDEX 83/100 'let us praise the almighty god for long hair,leather,power chords,razor sharp guitar leads,and harmony vocals. May he keep the METAL flame alive and ROCK HARD for eternity' This message by Michael BRITTON in the booklet of the 1997 reissue in CD , resume perfectly the spirit of that band !

From: metalhead4life Date: August 21, 2008 at 11:19
I'll have to agree with Geoff's comments. While this CD has it's moments and a few decent to good tunes, it is pretty simple and a bit lame (just listen to the chorus of 'Drinkin' and Drivin' and also take a look at some of the song titles and lyrics). Michael Britton's vocals are also on the verge of something to be desired. 70/100 and that may be a little generous but it's what I gave Ivory Tower - Heart Of The City so.........guess that's about right.

From: Leykis101 Date: April 18, 2009 at 6:46
These guys won a record contract through an Mtv battle of the bands contest, for any of you that have the original of this, you know this is not a shitty bootleg, better yet an extremely updated version, the versions of Hold On and Living On The Redline that appear on the re-issue are different then the originals, the original is mixed at a way low level, and just doesn't sound that great,this sounds clear and loud, and a great gem.

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