Rock & Roll Divorce

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Rock & Roll Divorce
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Live album by Hanoi Rocks
Released September, 1985
Recorded 19 May 1985
Genre Glam punk
Hard rock
Label Lick Records
Producer Mick Staplehurst
Hanoi Rocks chronology
Two Steps from the Move
Rock 'n' Roll Divorce
The Best of Hanoi Rocks
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Rock & Roll Divorce is the second live album by the Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks, released in 1985. It was recorded at the last concert before they split in May 1985 at the Rockerina Festival in Poland. It is widely regarded as the sound of a great band falling apart. This is also the only Hanoi Rocks album to feature René Berg on bass and Terry Chimes on drums. Michael Monroe was going to leave the band before this album was released, but agreed to do a small tour in Poland, on the condition that a live record wouldn't be released. Rock & Roll Divorce was a half-official release. According to Hanoi Rocks' autobiography, the album was the last date of the Polish-tour recorded by Mick Staplehurst. Which isn't quite correct, it was actually taken from several shows but mainly from Gdansk and for that reason it should have been called 'The Solidarity Tapes'. It was originally put together for the amusement of band members only! Hanoi Rocks' former manager Seppo Vesterinen, has stated that: "Rock & Roll Divorce was an awful record that should have never been released."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Two Steps from the Move"   Andy McCoy  
2. "Back to Mystery City"   Andy McCoy  
3. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"   Andy McCoy, Bob Ezrin, Ian Hunter  
4. "Don't You Ever Leave Me"   Andy McCoy  
5. "Tragedy"   Andy McCoy  
6. "Malibu Beach"   Andy McCoy  
7. "Million Miles Away"   Andy McCoy, Bob Ezrin, Michael Monroe  
8. "Taxi Driver"   Andy McCoy  
9. "Up Around the Bend"   John Fogerty  
10. "I Feel Alright"   The Stooges  
11. "Rock & Roll"   René Berg  
12. "Looking at You"   MC5