| Autumn 1986|
Svein Dag Hauge
| Easy Sound, Copenhagen, Denmark|
Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
Heavy metal, Glam metal, Arena rock
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.
All lyrics by Jeff Limbo, music as indicatedSide one
- "Won't Stop" (Pete Steiner) – 3:21
- "Hard as a Rock" (Steiner) – 3:47
- "I Can't Stand Losing You" (Steiner) – 4:50
- "Point of No Return" (Steiner, Hank Shermann) – 3:51
- "The Hunter" (Shermann, Steiner) – 4:16
2004 CD edition bonus tracks
- "Summerlove" (Steiner) – 4:00
- "Farrah" (Shermann, Steiner) – 3:53
- "Get Up and Go" (Shermann) – 3:21
- "Limbo a Go Go" (Steiner) – 4:04
- "Do It" (Limbo) – 2:34
Jeff "Lox" Limbo – vocals
Hank Shermann – guitar
Pete Steiner – bass, keyboards
Bob Lance – drums
Kjetil Bjerkestrand – additional keyboards
Svein Dag Hauge – additional guitar
Egil Eldøen, Frank Ådahl, Lis Dam – backing vocals
Svein Dag Hauge – producer
Sverre Erik Henriksen – engineer
Kim Petersen, Morten Henningsen – assistant engineers
- "Hardcore Romance"
- "Memories of You"
1I Won't Stop (2004 Remastered Version)3:21A Matter of Attitude Wikipedia
2Hard As A Rock (2004 Remastered Version)3:48
3(I Can't Stand) Losing You4:51