Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller

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Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller
Studio album by Wig Wam
Released January 10, 2005 (2005-01-10)
(see release history)
Recorded Firehouse Studio, 2004
Genre Glam rock, glam metal, hard rock
Label Voices of Wonder
Producer Trond Holter, Ole Evenrude, Thomas Siqueland
Wig Wam chronology
667.. The Neighbour of the Beast
(2004)
Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller
(2005)
Wig Wamania
(2006)
Singles from Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller
  1. "Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller"
    Released: October 25, 2004
  2. "In My Dreams"
    Released: March 7, 2005
  3. "Bless the Night"
    Released: August 8, 2005

Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller is the first album by the Norwegian rock band Wig Wam.

The album was released on January 10, 2005. The album was original released on March 8, 2004 under the name 667.. The Neighbour of the Beast which featured the same tracks as on the reissue, with the addition of an instrumental track "The Drop" and a radio version of "Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller", and "In My Dreams".

The album increased the band's reputation in Norway and the rest of Scandinavia and was Wig Wam's final album before their winning Eurovision Song Contest appearance in 2005; which led to the reissue of the album, as it featured the song "In My Dreams" that the band performed at Eurovision. The album was also issued in two others versions, Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller.. In Kiev! (Europe) and Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller.. In Tokyo! (Japan).

Track listing[edit]

Release history[edit]

Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller

The first release of the album, only released in Scandinavia.

Region Date Label and cat.no
Norway January 10, 2005 (2005-01-10)[1] Voices of Wonder - VOW 094CD
Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller.. in Kiev!

The second reissue of the album, featuring a slightly different track listing and almost the same artwork as the Scandinavian version, with only "In Kiev!" being added to the title. The album was released in main Europe.

Region Date Label and cat.no
Norway March 15, 2005 (2005-03-15)[2] Voices of Wonder - VOW 094CD
Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller..

The first reissue of the album, featuring a different artwork and a slightly different track listing. It was also only released in Scandinavia.

Region Date Label and cat.no
Norway June 28, 2005 (2005-06-28)[3] My Way Music - M 20068-2
Denmark June 28, 2005 (2005-06-28)[3] Voices of Wonder - VOW 094CD
Sweden August 10, 2005 (2005-08-10)[3] EMI - 0946 335419 0 0
Germany November 18, 2005 (2005-11-18)[4] Napalm Records - NPR 174
Hard to Be a Rock'n Roller.. in Tokyo!

The third and final reissue of the album, featuring the same track listing as the European version, including some additional bonus tracks. This version also features almost the same artwork as the European version with a red ring being added to the background (making it look like the Japanese national flag). The album was released in Japan and additional countries in Asia.

Region Date Label and cat.no
Japan August 23, 2006 (2006-08-23)[5] King Records - KICP 1177

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discography: Hard To Be A Rock'n Roller (Norway)". Official Wig Wam website. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Discography: Hard To Be A Rock'n Roller.. In Kiev (Norway)". Official Wig Wam website. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Discography: Hard To Be A Rock'n Roller (Sweden/Norway/Denmark)". Official Wig Wam website. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Discography: Hard To Be A Rock'n Roller (Germany)". Official Wig Wam website. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Discography: Hard To Be A Rock'n Roller.. In Tokyo (Japan)". Official Wig Wam website. Retrieved 17 October 2009.