Blood on the Bricks (Iron City Houserockers album)

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Blood on the Bricks
Studio album by Iron City Houserockers
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock
Length 37:34
Label MCA
Producer Steve Cropper
Iron City Houserockers chronology
Have a Good Time but Get out Alive!
(1980)
Blood on the Bricks
(1981)
Cracking Under Pressure
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Blood on the Bricks is a studio album by the Iron City Houserockers. A more restrained album than their previous two efforts, the album was produced by Steve Cropper (of Booker T. and the M.G.'s) instead of hard rock producers like Have a Good Time but Get out Alive!. Among the better[opinion] cuts on the album were the title song, "Saints and Sinners" (a song about Vietnam), and "Be My Friend" which includes a guitar riff in tribute to Van Morrison's "Here Comes the Night". Like the band's previous two albums, Blood on the Bricks would be praised by critics but largely ignored by the public. Before their next album the band would change their name to simply The Houserockers in an attempt to achieve success outside of their native region. The album has never been issued on CD but is currently available for download from iTunes in 256kbit/s mp3 format.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Friday Night (Joe Grushecky) - 3:51
  2. Saints and Sinners (Joe Grushecky) - 4:24
  3. This Time the Night (Won't Save Us) (Eddie Britt, Joe Grushecky, Art Nardini) - 3:56
  4. Be My Friend (Joe Grushecky) - 4:20
  5. No Easy Way Out (Joe Grushecky) - 3:21
  6. No More Loneliness (Joe Grushecky) - 3:54
  7. Watch Out (Eddie Britt, Joe Grushecky, Gil Snyder) - 4:18
  8. Blood on the Bricks (Joe Grushecky) - 4:19
  9. A Fool's Advice (Joe Grushecky) - 5:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Grushecky - lead vocal, guitar
  • Eddie Britt - guitar, vocals
  • Art Nardini - bass
  • Gil Snyder - keyboards, vocals
  • Ned E. Rankin - drums
  • Marc Reisman - harmonica, vocals

Guest Musicians[edit]

  • Steve Cropper - guitar (solo "This Time The Night")
  • Jim Horn - saxophone
  • Steve Forman - percussion
  • Steve Madeo - trumpet
  • Brick Alley Boys Town Choir - background vocals

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