Breaking Curfew is the fourth studio album by the Canadian rock band Red Rider, released in 1984. Album reached #137 on Billboard's 200 chart in 1984 assisted by the single "Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)" which hit #44 on the Canadian charts and #71 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. "Breaking Curfew" also hit #93 in Canada.
Although the cover art might suggest that this compiles, features, or in some way includes material from Michael Nesmith's four-year (1966-1970) tenure as a Monkee, this isn't the case at all. Additionally confusing matters is that the same 25 tracks on this collection are replicated – right down to the exact running order – on the unimaginatively titled Best Of: Original Hits. Regardless, the contents of both have been culled from Nesmith's first half-dozen post-Monkees long-players. The tune stack is well represented by the First National Band LPs Magnetic South (1970), Loose Salute (1970), and Nevada Fighter (1971) – plus, to a much lesser extent, Tantamount to Treason (1972), And the Hits Just Keep on Comin' (1972), as well as Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (1973). Nesmith's penchant for penning quirky country & western-flavored pop songs can be directly traced back to his Monkees material, such as "St. Matthew," "Good Clean Fun," and "Magnolia Simms." During this period he was also woodshedding material for future endeavors.
Released in 1968, The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees featured a trio of Top 40 hits, "Tapioca Tundra," the group's sixth million-selling single "Valleri" and the #1 "Daydream Believer." The set includes mono and stereo mixes of the original album on individual discs, each expanded with rare and unreleased tracks…
UFO guitarist and shred legend Vinnie Moore is getting back to his classic rock roots for his new band, Red Zone Rider. Moore is joined in RZR by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kelly Keeling and drummer Scot Coogan. Red Zone Rider is reminiscent of some of the great heavy bands of the early 1970's: Led Zeppelin, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, and Rainbow. Red Zone Rider (RZR) has captured the sound and the feeling of music that not only defined an era but became the template for all heavy rock styles since then.