Don't Fight It

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Don't Fight It
Studio album by Red Rider
Released 1979
Genre Rock
Length 38:51
Label Capitol
Producer Michael James Jackson
Red Rider chronology
Don't Fight It
(1979)
As Far as Siam
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

Don't Fight It is the debut album by Canadian rock band Red Rider, which was released in 1979 in Canada (see 1979 in music). Don't Fight It sold more than 100,000 copies in Canada and earned Cochrane and Red Rider their first Gold album certification award and was later certified Platinum. A USA version with a modified tracklist, dropping Talkin' to Myself and reordering the other tracks, was released in 1980.[2]

The album was re-issued on CD July 29, 1994. The CD release restored the track Talkin' To Myself which was dropped on the initial vinyl release in the USA. Another newly remastered version was released in the UK in 2010 by Lemon Records.[3]

The album reached number 146 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart while "White Hot" reached number 20 on the Canadian charts and number 48 on the Pop Singles chart in 1980 and "Don't Fight It" reached number 75.

The song "White Hot" is about poet Arthur Rimbaud and his travels through Africa.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tom Cochrane unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Don't Fight It"   4:25
2. "How's My Little Girl Tonight"   4:05
3. "Iron in the Soul"   3:00
4. "Make Myself Complete"   3:40
5. "Good News" (Peter Boynton, Jeff Jones) 3:59
6. "White Hot" (Cochrane, Ken Greer) 5:07
7. "Talkin' to Myself" (Boynton) 3:39
8. "Just the Way It Goes" (Cochrane, Greer) 3:46
9. "Look Out Again" (Boynton, Cochrane) 3:47
10. "Avenue 'A'"   3:23

Personnel[edit]

  • Tom Cochrane - guitars and vocals
  • Ken Greer - guitars
  • Jeff Jones - bass
  • Peter Boynton - keyboards, lead vocals on "Good News", "Talkin' To Myself" and "Look Out Again"
  • Rob Baker - drums

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