Assault & Flattery

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Assault & Flattery
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Studio album by Toronto
Released October 1984
Recorded Eastern Sound, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre Rock
Length 37:08
Label Solid Gold Records
Producer Mike Flicker, Tim McCauley, Holly Woods, Scott Kreyer, Brian MacLeod
Toronto chronology
The Greatest Hits
(1984)The Greatest Hits1984
Assault & Flattery
Live It Up!
(2007)Live It Up!2007
Singles from Assault & Flattery
  1. "New Romance"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Kerrang! (mixed)[1]

Assault & Flattery is Toronto's sixth and final album, released in 1984. The album features only two original band members, Anne "Holly" Woods and Scott Kreyer. Released as "Holly Woods & Toronto" which hints at Holly's increasing control and autonomy in the band at this time. The album was produced by Mike Flicker who produced five albums for Heart - the band Toronto are most often compared to. The CD release includes the bonus track "Where Are We Now?" - which was also performed by Holly herself, as a solo artist, on her CD Live It Up!.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "New Romance" (Holly Knight, Anton Fig) - 3:35
  2. "Kerry Anne" (Holly Woods, Scott Kreyer, Mike Gingrich) - 4:43
  3. "Sometimes Change" (Woods, Kreyer) - 4:06
  4. "Look What's Showing Through" (Eddie Schwartz) - 4:41
  5. "Bang Your Head" (Woods, Kreyer, Gingrich, Jeff Gilhart) - 3:42

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Desperation" (Woods, Kreyer, Paul Hanna, Daryl Alvaro, Gingrich) - 4:56
  2. "Assault and Flattery" (Woods, Kreyer, Tim McCauley, Gingrich) - 3:39
  3. "Cats & Dogs (Stealin')" (Woods, Kreyer, Gingrich) - 3:25
  4. "No More Cliches" (Woods, Brian MacLeod) - 4:21

CD version bonus track[edit]

  1. "Where Are We Now?"


Band members[edit]

  • Holly Woods - lead and backing vocals, co-producer
  • Scott Kreyer - keyboards, co-producer
  • Marty Walsh - lead and rhythm guitars
  • Mike Gingrich - bass guitar
  • Paul Hanna - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Daryl Alvaro - additional guitars
  • Tim McCauley - additional keyboards, programming, producer
  • Phil Kenzie - saxophone
  • Lenny Castro - percussion
  • John Coury - backing vocals and vocal arrangements
  • Cele Bullard, Nick Cerro, Liz Lausanne - backing vocals
  • Darby Mills - vocals on the duet "Cats & Dogs (Stealin')"
  • Brian MacLeod - lead guitar on "Cats & Dogs (Stealin')", producer and mixing on track 9



  1. ^ Suter, Paul (6 September 1984). "Holly Woods and Toronto 'Assault and Flattery'". Kerrang!. 76. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 27.