Rock until You Drop

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Rock until You Drop
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Studio album by Raven
Released October 1981
Recorded 1980 - early 1981
Studio Impulse Studios, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England
Genre Heavy metal
Length 46:36
Label Neat
Producer Steve Thompson and Raven
Raven chronology
Rock until You Drop
(1981)
Wiped Out
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[2]

Rock until You Drop is the first full-length album by British heavy metal band Raven, released in 1981. The album was the first of many heavy metal studio albums issued by British independent label Neat Records.[3] It reached position No. 63 in the UK Albums Chart.[4]

The song "Lambs to the Slaughter" was covered by German thrash band Kreator on their Out of the Dark ... Into the Light EP, added to the re-mastered Terrible Certainty CD in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gallagher, Gallagher and Hunter, except where noted. Side one

  1. "Hard Ride" – 3:10
  2. "Hell Patrol" – 4:43
  3. "Don't Need Your Money" – 3:22
  4. "Over the Top" – 3:51
  5. "39-40" – 0:51
  6. "For the Future" – 4:04

Side two

  1. "Rock until You Drop" – 4:02
  2. "Nobody's Hero" – 3:50
  3. "Hellraiser / Action" (Chinn, Chapman, Scott, Connolly, Priest, Tucker) – 4:21 (Sweet cover)
  4. "Lambs to the Slaughter" – 3:51
  5. "Tyrant of the Airways" – 7:16

CD reissue bonus tracks

  1. "Wiped Out" - 4:30
  2. "Crazy World" - 3:57
  3. "Inquisitor" - 3:53

Personnel[edit]

Raven[edit]

  • John Gallagher - lead vocals, bass, classical guitar
  • Mark Gallagher - electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Rob Hunter - drums, backing vocals

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Raven Rock Until You Drop review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 283. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ "Raven (Gbr) - Rock Until You Drop". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Rock Until You Drop Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2011-03-25.