The Rousers – Rock N Roll Or Run 7″

rousers_rock.jpgThe Rousers first 7inch Magazine Girl was posted in the beginning of july in case you missed it. Here’s Rousers fourth 7inch and is up there with their first release wich is a sign as good as ever that this was a band to count on if you’re into well crafted powerpop. At the same time I’m amazed at how bad songs they could spit out as on the flip here.


Country: Holland
Year: 1980
Label: Ariola
Format: 7″
Rock N Roll Or Run.mp3
Get Out Of My Show

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9 Responses to The Rousers – Rock N Roll Or Run 7″

  1. Stuart says:

    Wow! I’m surprised anyone doesn’t like the B side to this one. “Get Out of My Show” is one of my favorite “powerpop” tunes. Maybe it’s a little melodramatic, but I think it’s fantastic–better than the A side (though I do agree the A side is good). It’s not so different from the A side. I think you should post it and let everyone judge for themselves. Not a big deal, of course…

  2. Laszlo says:

    rock’n’roll or run is one of the best powerpop songs i have ever heard including “i don’t mind” of Buzzcocks…

  3. The “Treat of the new beat”-album is one of the best too.

  4. Laszlo says:

    you’re right dude!!

  5. tim says:

    free 7inch attached to 1st LP is great pop punk.
    a-side/nothing else todo
    b-side/1.back off 2.what a way to go

  6. Niels says:

    Missed this one back when you posted it… I remember hearing this on the radio a number of times back in ’80; I knew it was the Rousers because someone’s shouting their band name at the beginning (how cool is that!)(how come no one else has been doing that, apart from old Edison wax cylinders?), but it took me ages to find out which song it was. Great tune, great sound!

  7. Dacoit Dan says:

    I bought this one when it came out. Always loved the beautiful back up vocals on the “make you cum” part. Ha Ha, who’d of thunk of that? Great stuff!

  8. Dirk says:

    Visit the website of The Rousers:


  9. Martin says:

    I must have slept for over 6 years as I missed the original post of this one, and this is all I have to say about Rock n’ roll or run; FUKKKKKKKING HELL WHAT AN AMAZING SONG!!!!!!! THIS ENTIRE POST SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN WITH CAP LOCKS ON TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE UNDERSTAND HOW GREAT THE SONG IS! SOMEONE SELL ME A COPY OF THIS ONE RIGHT NOW! NEED IT DESPERATELY!

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