Sep 16

Album “Tougher Than Leather”

In 1988 Run-DMC released their 4th studio album “Tougher Than Leather”, the follow-up to the Raising Hell hit album.

The album continues to combine rock and rap in a lot of tracks, this time adding a noisy, dirty funkyness, just listen to “Mary, Mary”, “Tougher Than Leather” or “Miss Elaine”. The song “Raising Hell” from their Raising Hell album or “Rock Box” from their first album Run-D.M.C.,  were great as rap songs influenced by rock, but these songs took it to the next level. Run-DMC did a lot of rockish combinations on their first four records even though they are mostly credited for what they did in terms of Rap.

Track list:

01 Run’s House
02 Mary, Mary
03 They Call Us RUN-D.M.C.
04 Beats To The Rhyme
05 Radio Station
06 Papa Crazy
07 Tougher Than Leather
08 I’m Not Going Out Like That
09 How’D Ya Do It Dee
10 Miss Elaine
11 Soul To Rock And Roll
12 Ragtime

In 2005 the album was re-released with four bonus tracks:

13 Beats To The Rhyme (Instrumental)
14 Crack (Demo)
15 Christmas In Hollies
16 Penthous Ad