Hard Knox: Mark of the rocker

Year1985
Label/DistributionL.I.F.E.R.
FormatMini-LP
Musical styleHard Rock
Additional infoEdition of 500 copies. Rereleased on CD (with 5 bonus tracks) by Perris Records in 2002.
Rarity grading
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5 out of 6 - Almost impossible to find!

Review

Here is another obscure vinyl item of the vast US hard rock scene. For those who might think that this band is the same act that put out another private unknown EP ("Roughcut", 1982) I have to say that is a totally different band.
The music of "Mark of the rocker" MLP is a mixture of hard rock/glam/power metal. It contains some really good dynamic songs like "Getaway" with riffs and solos here and there but on the whole Hard Knox play glam metal that is not bad but surely not a must for metal funs, They have recently turned up some copies of the MLP and they are sold for many $$$ so I would advise every collector not to spend much money on the vinyl and buy the cheap
official CD reissue instead. This reissue called "Combat Alley" contains 5 bonus tracks that are in the same level with those in "Mark of the rocker"
MLP.

Tracks
1) Get up!
2) Mark of the rocker
3) Love's out of season
4) Combat alley
5) Getaway
6) Take it if you want it
7) Love or money

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
Vaggelis Fotakis