Rough Cutt (album)

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Rough Cutt
Studio album by Rough Cutt
Released November 30, 1984
Recorded The Record Plant, Los Angeles, USA
Genre Heavy metal, Glam metal
Length 42:17
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tom Allom
Rough Cutt chronology
Rough Cutt
(1985)
Wants You!
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Rough Cutt is the self-titled debut album of the 80's hard rock/heavy metal band of the same name. It was produced by Tom Allom, who is most famous for producing Judas Priest. The song "Take Her" was co-written by Ronnie James Dio. The songs "Dreamin' Again" and "Black Widow" were co-written by Wendy Dio, Ronnie's wife and also the band's manager at the time. "Piece of My Heart" was originally performed by Erma Franklin, though Janis Joplin made it famous, and many people mistakenly believe Janis Joplin was the original performer of the song. "Never Gonna Die" was written by vocalist Mark Gable and guitarist Brad Carr whose band The Choirboys scored a minor hit with it in 1983. The single peaked at No. 21 on the Australian charts.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Take Her" (Chris Hager, Matt Thorr, Paul Shortino, Dave Alford, Craig Goldy, Ronnie James Dio) - 3:39
  2. "Piece of My Heart" (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy) - 4:44 (Erma Franklin cover)
  3. "Never Gonna Die" (Brad Carr, Mark Gable) - 4:21 (The Choirboys cover)
  4. "Dreamin' Again" (Hager, Thorr, Shortino, Wendy Dio) - 5:34
  5. "Cutt Your Heart Out" (Hager, Thorr, Shortino) - 2:28
Side two
  1. "Black Widow" (Amir Derakh, Alford, Thorr, Shortino, W. Dio) - 4:33
  2. "You Keep Breaking My Heart" (Derakh, Hager, Thorr, Alford, Shortino) - 5:13
  3. "Kids Will Rock" (Thorr, Shortino) - 4:02
  4. "Dressed to Kill" (Hager, Alford, Shortino) - 4:16
  5. "She's Too Hott" (Hager, Alford, Shortino) - 3:27

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Rough Cutt Rough Cutt review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-11.