- Breaker (album)
Infobox Album | Name = Breaker
Artist = Accept
Released = March 1981
Recorded = December 1980-January 1981Delta-Studio,
Length = 43:56
Brain Records( Germany) Passport Records (US)
Reviews = *
AllmusicRating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:difpxq95ldhe link]
Last album = "
I'm a Rebel" (1980)
This album = "Breaker" (1981)
Next album = "
Restless and Wild" (1982)
"Breaker" is the third album released by the
heavy metalband Accept. It was once again recorded at Delta-Studio in Wilsterwith Dirk Steffensproducing, and was the first Accept album engineered by Michael Wagener. Bassist Peter Baltessings lead vocal on "Breaking Up Again", and the bridge vocal on "Midnight Highway".
After the unsuccessful attempt at commercialism on "
I'm a Rebel", Accept decided not to allow any more outside people to influence the band. Pulling together in the midst of a very cold winter, [http://web.archive.org/web/20020223024010/wolfhoffmann.com/html/breaker.html] the band members concentrated on making the album they themselves wanted to make. Udo Dirkschneiderremembers: "Following our experiences with "I'm A Rebel" we made it our goal not to be influenced musically by anyone outside of the band this time." [http://www.hardradio.com/2005news/news03240502.php3] Udo believes "Breaker" is among Accept's best records and marks the beginning of the band's greatest era [http://pages.sbcglobal.net/discmaster/hmm396.htm] - the album title would later become the name of Udo's own record company, Breaker Records. Wolf Hoffmannconcurs: "Maybe we knew that the old approach from the record before didn't work very well. So we were saying 'fuck it, let's just do what we think is right. Let's not try to be somebody else, let's not try to have a radio hit anymore.'" The lone possible concession to commercial interests was the upbeat rocker "Midnight Highway", which Wolf described as "sort of a semi-commercial attempt" and "a little too happy for my tastes."
Much of the rest of the album is angry and defiant in tone, especially the profanity-laced "Son Of A Bitch". Udo describes that song's lyrics as "absolutely anti record company." [http://www.hardradio.com/2005news/news03240502.php3] Wolf explains why this particular song was the only one to not have its lyrics printed inside the album: "On the initial release WE thought it would be a good idea to just put "Censored" on the liner notes for the song to avoid any controversy. Well, it turns out it caused MORE controversy that way with everyone wanting to know who censored it." [http://web.archive.org/web/20020223024010/wolfhoffmann.com/html/breaker.html] An alternate version titled "Born To Be Whipped" was recorded with tamer lyrics. Wolf explains: "We had to change it because the British were so uptight about this kind of stuff that you couldn't possibly release the record over there with a song called Son Of A Bitch."
All compositions are credited to Accept.
# "Starlight" - 3:52
# "Breaker" - 3:35
# "Run If You Can" - 4:49
# "Can't Stand The Night" - 5:23
# "Son Of A Bitch" - 3:52
# "Burning" - 5:14
# "Feelings" - 4:48
# "Midnight Highway" - 3:58
# "Breaking Up Again" - 4:37
# "Down And Out" - 3:44
Udo Dirkschneider: Vocals
Wolf Hoffmann: Guitars
Jörg Fischer: Guitars
Peter Baltes: Bass Guitar & lead vocals
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