- Audio CD (June 1, 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
- Label: Arista
- ASIN: B00000J7IV
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,263 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Tougher Than Leather Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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If you are a fan of pure head bob'n rap from the 80's you'll appreciate this gem.
I'll admit, sometimes the album is a little weak, but, it is only because only greatness is expected from RUN DMC and when it falls below that they are looked down upon, perhaps their success is doing them a disfavor by reviewers. If you are looking to get back to how rap originated and some of the classics, check this out, and tunes like "Mary, Mary", "Run's House", and perhaps the most catchiest song on the album, "Beats To The Rhyme". From a 21 year old who missed out on raps roots, I can still appreciate it through cds like this every day.
If you are looking for another bit of nostalgia, there is a near future police novel, Trickster's ThunderTrickster's Thunder (Trickster Chronicles Book 1), that is a throw back to the cyber punk revolution that started about the same time this album came out. In fact, listening to King of Rock while reading this novel would be an excellent trip down memory lane - on a Harley.
The most memorable song from this reissue is "Christmas In Hollis." This song is considered the first hip-hop Christmas Carol and can still be heard every holiday season. The song didn't appear on the original pressing of Tougher Than Leather but is one of three bonus tracks on the reissue. The reissue includes an introduction by Chuck D and includes interesting facts including the fact that Run DMC were set to headline their 4th national tour when the album was released.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There is nothing you can say wrong about run DMC they are truly legends and I enjoyed them when they first began so to have this collection of their greatest hits is definitely... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A real old-school throwback that sounds better with time. It's nice to remember the contributions of this awesome group!Published 16 months ago by mrbsmallz