Hard Charger

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"Hard Charger"
Single by Porno for Pyros
from the album Private Parts
Released February 1997
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock
Label Warner Bros.
I'll Hit You Back Music
Writer(s) Perry Farrell [1]
Producer(s) John King and Perry Farrell
Porno for Pyros singles chronology
"Dogs Rule the Night"
"Hard Charger"

"Hard Charger" is a single by Porno for Pyros. Dave Navarro and Flea played guitar and bass guitar, which would later lead them to join Jane's Addiction later that year. "Hard Charger" was featured as the first single from Private Parts: The Album, the soundtrack from Howard Stern's 1997 film Private Parts.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video of the radio edit, directed by Liz Friedlander (posing as an Alan Smithee[3]) and Geoff Nelson,[4] received airplay on MTV during February 1997.[5] The video has clips from the Private Parts film, along with scenes of "Howard mania" amongst fans in the streets.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hard Charger" (Radio Edit) - 4:40
  2. "Pete's Dad" (Live)†
  3. "Pets"‡ - 3:37
  4. "Hard Charger" (Album Version) - 6:46

† recorded at 1993 KROQ Acoustic Christmas Concert

‡ originally appeared on 1993's PFP, produced by Matt Hyde and P. Farrell



  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Porno For Pyros In Cahoots With Howard Stern". MTV. 1997-01-24. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Porno for Pyros - "Hard charger"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Soundtrack - Hard Charger". MTV. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Stern, Porno For Pyros, and Red Hot Chili Peppers". MTV. 1997-01-17. Retrieved 2009-03-12.