|Studio album by|
|Genre||Post-hardcore, alternative metal, noise rock|
|Label|| Texas Hotel (original)|
|Producer||Theo Van Rock|
|Rollins Band chronology|
|Alternative Press||p.97-8, 4/00|
|The Austin Chronicle|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide|
|Spin Alternative Record Guide||5/10|
Hard Volume is the second album by the Rollins Band, released in 1989.It was reissued with new tracks in 1999.
The original CD release contained a 32-minute jam on the Velvet Underground outtake "Move Right In," titled "Joy Riding with Frank." The track was recorded live in Linz, Austria, during the band's 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.
Trouser Press wrote that Rollins "sinks into an existential funk on the seven-song Hard Volume ... Oddly, the rest of the band seems unaffected by his moods, and the music — a well-organized rock juggernaut — thunders along happily."Dave Thompson, in Alternative Rock, called the album "a funked-up swagger that is moody and electrically eclectic."
All tracks composed by the Rollins Band, except where indicated.
Rollins Band was an American rock band formed in Van Nuys, California. The band was active from 1987 to 2006 and was led by former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins. They are best known for the songs "Low Self Opinion" and "Liar", which both earned heavy airplay on MTV in the early-mid 1990s.
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