Cry Tough (Nils Lofgren album)

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For the Poison single of the same name, see Cry Tough (Poison single).
Cry Tough
Cover - cry tough.jpg
Studio album by Nils Lofgren
Released 1976
Genre Heartland rock
Length 37:14
Label A&M
Producer David Briggs, Al Kooper
Nils Lofgren chronology
Back It Up!!
Cry Tough
I Came to Dance
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B–[2]

Cry Tough is a 1976 album from Nils Lofgren. The follow-up to his solo debut, Cry Tough is another offering of Lofgren-penned pop/rock. Notable for the title track and the songs "It's Not A Crime", "Mud In Your Eye" and "Can't Get Closer", "Cry Tough" also includes Al Kooper on keyboards.

Track listing[edit]

All Songs Written By Nils Lofgren, except where noted.

  1. "Cry Tough" (Alton Ellis, E. Gordon, Winston Jarrett, Lofgren)
  2. "It's Not a Crime" (Lofgren, Tom Lofgren)
  3. "Incidentally It's Over"
  4. "For Your Love" (Graham Gouldman)
  5. "Share a Little"
  6. "Mud in Your Eye"
  7. "Can't Get Closer"
  8. "You Lit a Fire"
  9. "Jailbait"



  • Produced By David Briggs & Al Kooper
  • Engineered By Bob Dawson, David DeVore, Bob Edwards, Lee Kiefer, Tim Mulligan
  • Assistant Engineers: John Henning, Deni King, Chris Morris, Chip Brown


  1. ^ Cry Tough at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 14, 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved May 27, 2013.