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A Matter of Attitude

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Released  1986
Length  37:58
Artist  Fate
Label  Parlophone Denmark
Recorded  Autumn 1986
Producer  Svein Dag Hauge
Release date  1986
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Studio  Easy Sound, Copenhagen, Denmark
A Matter of Attitude (1986)  Cruisin' for a Bruisin' (1988)
Genres  Heavy metal, Glam metal, Arena rock
Similar  Cruisin' for a Bruisin', Scratch 'n' Sniff, Fate, Dead Again, Into the Unknown

A Matter of Attitude is the second album by Danish heavy metal band Fate, released in 1986.


The album was in the hook-filled melodic hard rock/pop metal vein, featuring tight vocal harmonies over a strong rhythm section, guitar, and sweeping synthesizer. Stylistically it was like Europe with a bit more bite. "Won't Stop" was the album's first single, and the track was also released in an extended 12" remix version. The album was almost entirely hard-driving rockers, without the power ballads of many other bands of the genre. Original closer was "Do It", a tongue-in-cheek retro Louis Armstrong-style shuffle of the type David Lee Roth and David Johansen were experimenting with at the time.

After a decade and a half out of print, the album was re-released on CD by independent label MTM Classix in 2004. The re-release includes lyrics and liner notes, including a new thank-you section. The collection ends with two new bonus tracks. he first, "Hardcore Romance", is in a rawer style, sans the keyboards prevalent throughout the original '80s recording. The second, "Memories of You", makes up for the lack of balladry in the original track list, bringing back a subtler wash of keyboards and a subdued guitar.

Track listing

All lyrics by Jeff Limbo, music as indicated

Side one
  1. "Won't Stop" (Pete Steiner) – 3:21
  2. "Hard as a Rock" (Steiner) – 3:47
  3. "I Can't Stand Losing You" (Steiner) – 4:50
  4. "Point of No Return" (Steiner, Hank Shermann) – 3:51
  5. "The Hunter" (Shermann, Steiner) – 4:16
Side two
  1. "Summerlove" (Steiner) – 4:00
  2. "Farrah" (Shermann, Steiner) – 3:53
  3. "Get Up and Go" (Shermann) – 3:21
  4. "Limbo a Go Go" (Steiner) – 4:04
  5. "Do It" (Limbo) – 2:34
2004 CD edition bonus tracks
  1. "Hardcore Romance"
  2. "Memories of You"


  • Jeff "Lox" Limbo – vocals
  • Hank Shermann – guitar
  • Pete Steiner – bass, keyboards
  • Bob Lance – drums
  • Additional musicians
  • Kjetil Bjerkestrand – additional keyboards
  • Svein Dag Hauge – additional guitar
  • Egil Eldøen, Frank Ådahl, Lis Dam – backing vocals
  • Production
  • Svein Dag Hauge – producer
  • Sverre Erik Henriksen – engineer
  • Kim Petersen, Morten Henningsen – assistant engineers
  • Songs

    1I Won't Stop (2004 Remastered Version)3:21
    2Hard As A Rock (2004 Remastered Version)3:48
    3(I Can't Stand) Losing You4:51


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