Hard Times (Laughing Hyenas album)

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Hard Times
Laughing Hyenas Hard Times.jpg
Studio album by Laughing Hyenas
Released January 23, 1995 (1995-01-23)
Recorded June 1994 (1994-06)
Studio Easley Recording Studios, Memphis, TN
Genre Punk blues, post-hardcore
Length 43:07
Label Touch and Go
Producer Doug Easley, Laughing Hyenas, Davis McCain
Laughing Hyenas chronology
Hard Times

Hard Times is the third and final studio album by the American band Laughing Hyenas, released on January 23, 1995 by Touch and Go Records.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA-[3]

Allmusic critic Mark Deming gave the record 4.5 stars, noting the Rolling Stones influence and praising it for "starting at the dark, scary heart of Exile on Main Street and moving on into places where few bands would dare to go".[2] Entertainment Weekly gave it a A-, saying the album "has the malaise-fueled, foot-to-the-pedal pull of the Stooges or the Stones".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Laughing Hyenas, except "Home of the Blues" by Johnny Cash, Douglas L. McAlphin and Glenn Douglas Tubb.

1."Just Can't Win"5:32
2."Hard Time Blues"7:19
3."You're So Cruel"4:41
6."Home of the Blues" (Johnny Cash cover)4:53
7."Each Dawn I Die"6:27


Adapted from the Hard Times liner notes.[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1995 Touch and Go CD, CS, LP TG136


  1. ^ Christe, Ian; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Laughing Hyenas". Trouser Press. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Hard Times". Allmusic. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b columnist (January 27, 1995). "The Latest in Indie Music". Entertainment Weekly: 46-49. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hard Times (booklet). Laughing Hyenas. Chicago, Illinois: Touch and Go Records. 1995. 

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