Breaking Loose (album)

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Breaking Loose
Helix breaking loose.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedSpringfield Sound 1976 - 1979
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerBob Morton
Helix chronology
Breaking Loose
White Lace & Black Leather
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Breaking Loose was the first independent album by the Canadian rock band Helix. It was released in 1979. Joe Anthony from KISS FM in San Antonio, Texas began playing "You're A Woman Now" which enabled the band to play there for the first time.[2] It also featured "Billy Oxygen" written and sung by guitarist Brent "The Doctor" Doerner. The song mixed genres such as hard rock, metal, funk and progressive rock and garnered them some early Canadian airplay.[3]

It was first issued on CD with White Lace & Black Leather as part of the Helix compilation CD The Early Years, released by Capitol in 1992. It was later re-released individually by the band, but is now out of print.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Could Never Leave" (Paul Hackman, Brian Vollmer) - 4:06
  2. "Don't Hide Your Love" (Hackman) - 3:18
  3. "Down in the City" (Vollmer) - 5:56
  4. "Crazy Women" (Brent Doerner) - 3:22
  5. "Billy Oxygen" (Brent Doerner) - 4:24
  6. "Here I Go Again" (Brent Doerner, Vollmer) - 3:34
  7. "You're a Woman Now" (Hackman) - 5:37
  8. "Wish I Could Be There" (Hackman) - 6:17



  • Brian Vollmer - lead vocals (1-3, 6-8)
  • Brent Doerner - guitar, backing and lead (4, 5) vocals
  • Paul Hackman - guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith "Bert" Zurbrigg - bass
  • Brian Doerner - drums


  • Produced by R.A. "Bob" Morton. Recorded at Springfield Sound studios.
  • Mastering by George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC


  • "Don't Hide Your Love"


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Vollmer, Brian (2004). Gimme An R! the story of Brian Vollmer, lead vocalist of Helix. Ball Media Corporation. ISBN 0-9739849-0-2.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1993). Riff Kills Man! 25 Years of Recorded Hard Rock & Heavy Metal. Power Chord Press. ISBN 0-9697707-0-7.
  4. ^