Hard Volume

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Hard Volume
Rollins Band Hard Volume.jpg
Studio album by Rollins Band
Released 1989 (original)
1999 (remaster)
Recorded July–December 1988
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative metal, noise rock
Length 71:03 (original)
76:34 (remaster)
Label Texas Hotel (original)
Buddah (remaster)
Producer Theo Van Rock
Rollins Band chronology
Life Time
(1988)
Hard Volume
(1989)
Turned On
(1990)

Hard Volume is the second album by the Rollins Band, released in 1989 and reissued with new tracks in 1999. The original CD release contained a 32-minute jam on the Velvet Underground outtake "Move Right In" entitled "Joy Riding with Frank". The track was recorded live in Linz, Austria during the 1988 tour. The 1999 remastered edition replaced this track with six studio tracks: three from the album session at Echo Sound in Los Angeles on December 1988, and three from a demo session recorded in July 1988 at Graphic Studios in New Jersey.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Alternative Press 5/5 stars p.97-8, 4/00

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by the Rollins Band, except where indicated.

Original release[edit]

  1. "Hard" – 4:06
  2. "What Have I Got" – 4:58
  3. "I Feel Like This" – 4:26
  4. "Planet Joe" – 4:18
  5. "Love Song" – 6:22
  6. "Turned Inside Out" – 6:24
  7. "Down and Away" – 8:20
  8. "Joy Riding with Frank" - 32:04

Remastered version (1999)[edit]

  1. "Hard" – 4:06
  2. "What Have I Got" – 4:58
  3. "I Feel Like This" – 4:26
  4. "Planet Joe" – 4:18
  5. "Love Song" – 6:22
  6. "Turned Inside Out" – 6:24
  7. "Down and Away" – 8:20

Session outtakes[edit]

  1. "Tearing" – 4:58*
  2. "You Didn't Need" – 5:11*
  3. "Ghost Rider" (Martin Rev, Alan Vega) – 7:23*

Demo: July 1988[edit]

  1. "What Have I Got" – 4:33*
  2. "Thin Air" – 8:21*
  3. "Down and Away" – 7:14*

Personnel[edit]

Rollins Band
Others
  • Theo Van Rock – producer, mixing
  • Rae DiLeo – mixing
  • George Marino – mastering (1999 remaster)
  • Wally Traugott – mastering (1989 original)
  • Jeff Aguila – design