Blood on the Bricks is a studio album by the Iron City Houserockers. A more restrained album than their previous two efforts, the album was produced by Steve Cropper (of Booker T. and the . s) instead of hard rock producers like Have a Good Time but Get out Alive!. Among the better cuts on the album were the title song, "Saints and Sinners" (a song about Vietnam), and "Be My Friend" which includes a guitar riff in tribute to Van Morrison's "Here Comes the Night"
Blood on the Bricks and Cracking Under Pressure are still unreleased on CD, Ron Byrd Foster died at the age of 61 on June 30,2011, in Deltona, Florida, from liver cancer. John Farr - Stage Manager, Guitar tech Bob Matson- keyboards, vocal Jeff Swizz Sinicki - Guitar and Drums Tech 1979, Loves So Tough 1980, Have a Good Time but Get out Alive. 9. Cracking Under Pressure – Cracking Under Pressure is a studio album by the Iron City Houserockers. 11. Pumping Iron & Sweating Steel – Pumping Iron & Sweating Steel, The Best of the Iron City Houserockers is a compilation album by the Iron City Houserockers. Tracks 1–5 were taken from Loves So Tough, with School Days, tracks 6–11 were taken from Have a Good Time but Get out Alive.
Blood on the Bricks is a studio album by the Iron City Houserockers. Among the better cuts on the album were the title song, "Saints and Sinners" (a song about Vietnam), and "Be My Friend" which includes a guitar riff in tribute to Van Morrison's "Here Comes the Night".
The Iron City Houserockers were from Pittsburgh. Where in the late 1970s, when these guys were trying to make it happen, you could always count on seeing news footage of men standing around barrels with fire coming out of them waiting for someone to put them to work. I don't think there's a greater symbol for man's misery than this image. Suffering in the cold, waiting for the "good luck" to go, and doing some back-breaking work for eight hours. There's got to be a better way. 21) "Working on the Road," Ten Years After. How ironic that Elvis Costello would open his first album with a song welcoming you to the world that he was leaving behind. It's like he wanted to rub our noses in it. He decided he didn't want to work in an office anymore, so he became a rock star. Watch Out (Eddie Britt, Joe Grushecky, Gil Snyder) - 4:18. Blood on the Bricks (Joe Grushecky) - 4:19. A Fool's Advice (Joe Grushecky) - 5:11.
By Iron City Houserockers. 2. Saints and Sinners. Listen to Blood On the Bricks in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Iron City Houserockers. The band was formed in 1976 by guitarist/song writer Joe Grushecky from Irwin, Pa, who was working as a special education teacher and bassist Art Nardini, a University of Pittsburgh student. Both were working class Pittsburghers. Their third album Blood on the Bricks released on MCA in 1983 was produced by Steve Cropper (of Booker T. s and the Blues Brothers) The Houserockers went on a national tour highlighted by an appearance on the Solid Gold TV show. After that album they dropped "Iron City" from their name becoming the "Houserockers" to have a less regional image. Marc Reisman and Ned Rankin left the band. Ron Bird Foster, formerly of the Roy Buchanan band and the Silencers joined them on drums.
Joe Grushecky (born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a rock musician in the United States known for his work with the Iron City Houserockers in the late 1970s and early 1980s; and for his works since the late the 1980s with his act Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers; and for his solo career. After his days with the Iron City Houserockers he continued to have moderate success, mainly in the Pittsburgh area.
|A2||Saints And Sinners||4:24|
|A3||This Time The Night (Won't Save Us)||3:58|
|A4||Be My Friend||4:19|
|A5||No Easy Way Out||3:20|
|B1||No More Loneliness||3:54|
|B3||Blood On The Bricks||4:20|
|B4||A Fool's Advice||5:11|
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