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Joe Grushecky — Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology

Joe Grushecky — Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology

Joe Grushecky

Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology

Release date: May 24, 2024


First-ever career-spanning, 2-CD/Digital collection from the legendary Pittsburgh Rock and Roller

Joe Grushecky grew up in the coal mining town of Biddle, Pittsburgh, but after seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show—he soon had a guitar in hand, and a future in Rock ahead of him.

Joe worked as a Special Education educator by day, while his band, Iron City Houserockers gigged by night. They were signed in 1979 by Steve Popovich to his Cleveland International (home of Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Ronnie Spector). From the first album Love’s So Tough through the present day, Joe solo, and with various incarnations of the Houserockers, journeyed through albums filled with hard-edged rock with lyrics true to their Pittsburgh Steeltown roots. Albums have included productions and contributions from Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Mick Ronson (David Bowie), Steve Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, and many others.

Throughout the 40 years of Joe’s career, he has always balanced his passion for caring for those in need with delivering blistering, energetic rock, while simultaneously breaking boundaries on other fronts. Currently a Board Member on the Michael J. Fox Light Of Day Foundation, Joe continues to rock the house at the annual Light of Day benefits.

Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology covers 40 years of performances from Iron City Houserockers, Joey G., Joe Grushecky And The Houserockers, and under his own name.

Newly remastered by multiple Grammy-winner Michael Graves, and co-Produced by Joe’s son and current Houserocker Johnny Grushecky, and multiple Grammy-winner Cheryl Pawelski, Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology’s packaging includes photos from across the years and comprehensive liner notes from Mike Ragogna with Joe, and special Track-by-Track remarks from Grushecky himself. Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology is the ultimate look at the hardest working band in Rock and Roll and Pittsburgh legend, Joe Grushecky.


    2-CD / Digital Track List:
    Disc 1:

  1. I Can’t Take It
  2. Hideaway
  3. Love’s So Tough
  4. Have A Good Time (But Get Out Alive)
  5. Pumping Iron
  6. We’re Not Dead Yet
  7. Junior’s Bar
  8. Blood On The Bricks
  9. A Fool’s Advice
  10. Friday Night
  11. Rock And Roll Heart
  12. American Son
  13. Angels
  14. I Should Have Never Let You Go
  15. Goodbye Steeltown
  16. Rock And Real
  17. How Long
  18. Swimming With The Sharks
    Disc 2:

  1. Talking To The King
  2. Chain Smokin’
  3. Never Be Enough Time
  4. Labor Of Love
  5. Everything’s Going To Work Out Right
  6. I’m Not Sleeping
  7. Coming Home
  8. You And Tonight
  9. Fingerprints
  10. True Companion
  11. A Good Life
  12. Code Of Silence
  13. East Carson Street
  14. Another Thin Line
  15. Somewhere East Of Eden
  16. Who Cares About Those Kids
  17. More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows
  18. Blood Sweat And Beers
    Disc 1, Tracks 1–14: Iron City Houserockers
    Disc 1, Track 15: Joey G.
    Disc 1, Tracks 16–18; Disc 2, Tracks 1–7, 10, 13–14, 17–18: Joe Grushecky And The Houserockers
    Disc 2, Tracks 8–9, 11–12, 15–16: Joe Grushecky

Cat: OV-545

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