Have a Good Time but Get out Alive!

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Have a Good Time but Get Out Alive!
Studio album by Iron City Houserockers
Released June 6, 1980
Recorded Media Sound, New York City 1980
Genre Rock, Rock and Roll, Bar Band, Heartland Rock
Length 40:44
Label MCA, Rock Heritage (re-issue)
Producer Mick Ronson, The Slimmer Twins (Steve Popovich and Marty Mooney), Ian Hunter, Steven Van Zandt (uncredited)
Iron City Houserockers chronology
Love's So Tough
Have a Good Time but Get out Alive!
Blood on the Bricks
Singles from Have a Good Time but Get Out Alive!
  1. "Hypnotized"
    Released: 1980
  2. "Junior's Bar"
    Released: 1980
  3. "We're Not Dead Yet"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Have a Good Time but Get out Alive! is a studio album by the Iron City Houserockers. Although well-received critically, commercial success eluded the Iron City Houserockers outside of the rust belt. Among the strongest tracks are the title track, "Don't Let Them Push You Around", "We're Not Dead Yet", the two-part medley of "Old Man Bar" and Junior's Bar" and "Rock Ola", Grushecky's first truly competent ballad. According to the liner notes, E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt produced and arranged five songs ("Junior's Bar", "Angela", "Running Scared", "Blondie", and "Don't Let Them Push You Around") and played lead guitar on "Junior's Bar" before leaving due to creative differences with Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson. The album was reissued on CD format in 1999.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Have a Good Time (But Get out Alive)" (Joe Grushecky) – 3:49
  2. "Don't Let Them Push You Around" (Grushecky) – 2:23
  3. "Pumping Iron" (Grushecky) – 3:54
  4. "Hypnotized" (Grushecky, Gil Snyder) – 3:20
  5. "Price of Love" (Grushecky, Snyder) – 4:04
  6. "Angela" (Joe Grushecky) – 3:17

Side two[edit]

  1. "We're Not Dead Yet" (Dan Beck, Grushecky, Snyder) – 3:01
  2. "Blondie" (Grushecky) – 2:44
  3. "Old Man Bar" (Bob Boyer, Eddie Britt, Snyder) – 3:14
  4. "Junior's Bar" (Britt, Grushecky, Snyder) – 4:17
  5. "Runnin' Scared" (Grushecky, Art Nardini, Snyder) – 3:49
  6. "Rock Ola" (Grushecky) – 2:52



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Have a Good Time But Get Out Alive" liner notes

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