Red Rider – Breaking Curfew [1984]

PhotobucketCOUNTRY: Canada          STYLE: AOR/Hard Rock

RATING: 86/100


Jeff Jones – Bass, Backing Vocals, Ken Greer – Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Rob Baker – Drums, Percussion, Tom Cochrane – Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, John Webster, Steve Sexton – Keyboards, Earle Seymour – Saxophone, Rough Maids – Backing vocals


01. Whipping Boy, 02. Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me), 03. One Way Out, 04. Among The Ruins (I’ll Be Here), 05. Breaking Curfew, 06. Someone’s Watching, 07. Shake Monster, 08. Beacon Hill, 09. Hold Tight


Red Rider are a Canadian rock band popular in the 1980s. While the band achieved great success in Canada, in the US, the band never had a song in the Top 40. Although Lunatic Fringe was #1 for 16 straight weeks on the American AOR charts in late 1981.

Breaking Curfew is the fourth studio album released in 1984. The album was recorded and mixed at Metalworks Studios and E.S.P. Studio in Toronto, Ontario and Startling Studios in England.

Breaking Curfew reached #137 on Billboard’s 200 chart in 1984 assisted by the single “Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)” which hit #44 on the Canadian charts and #71 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. “Breaking Curfew” also hit #93 in Canada.

I have no idea why this album wasn’t a big seller back in the day, in my opinion it is just as good as its two predecesors “As Far As Siam” and “Neruda”. No idea why they broke up or if Tom Cochrane decided he just wanted to go solo but man for a few years in the early 80’s these guys just rocked. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere on cd until today and can hardly wait until it comes in. But this one or the other two mentioned above and you will not be disappointed.

I assume if you’re looking at this album you know what Red Rider sounds like. For those who do not, I would recommend this if you like the Outfield, Fixx, Cars, etc.


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