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  • Audio CD (8 Dec. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Majestic Rock
  • ASIN: B0000AOYBW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 280,004 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Damn right it ain t, pal! Heavy ettin s second album for Polydor records picked up nicely where their Lettin Loose debut had left off. By now and probably in the wake of Def Leppard s success America was starting to get interested. Rock Ain t Dead is a mission statement, and the album does what it says on the tin. Rock wasn t dead, and this record aimed to prove it. Sadly, it all began to go a bit peculiar for Heavy Pettin after this album (Eurovision anyone?), but that should not be allowed to detract from what this album and its predecessor achieved. Finally available on CD for the first time, this album is bolstered by the inclusion of two bonus tracks, previously only available as single tracks.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
Rock Ain't Dead is Heavy Pettin at its best. The album has remained a fave of mine since its release on vinyl all those years ago. Roack Ain't Dead is the band's anthem, and I have enjoyed the video of it on VH1 Classic over the years. I recently saw on [...] that there is a revival. This should help bring us Pettin Heads back together. Rock On because Rock Ain't Dead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By anjam on 19 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD
I had the privilege of hearing the mighty Heavy Pettin in the 80's through a friend and have to say they ROCK !!! This is by far my favorite Pettin album , every song is amazing . The songs here are loaded with melodic yet heavy guitar parts that are so inventive they''ll blow your mind . Massive choruses , sophisticated arrangements and a rock solid performance by the band . Still love this album after all these years . A must buy for any nwobhm fan .
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1 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Brown on 18 Feb. 2007
Format: Audio CD
As an avid rock fan of some 30 years i have heard many rock albums. This one however has to be the worst of them all!!! Just a dribble and a mess would be the best way to describe it. Complete contrast to their 'Big Bang'album which is actually quite good.

There isn't one good track on this album and the ones that are on there are just a insult to your ears................avoid!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
An all-time classic....FINALLY back on CD! 8 Mar. 2004
By campboy83 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
For everyone who has grown tired of seeing this cd selling for $100.00 or more on E-Bay, here it is....and better than ever!
This hasn't been available on CD in almost 15 years, and now it's been re-release with 2 (pretty decent) bonus tracks.
If you're a fan of melodic rock, or of this band...have any of their other albums, or just want to replace your old LP or cassette of this title...GET IT NOW!..before it's out of print again.
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Great Heavy Pettin album - now remastered! 29 Aug. 2007
By Justin G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
1985's Rock ain't Dead was the second album from Heavy Pettin', a melodic hard rock band from Scotland that was loosely associated with the important 80's New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) scene.

Rock ain't Dead initially drew some criticism from fans who thought the band softened their sound, but Heavy Pettin' was always closer to Def Leppard than Iron Maiden. Criticism aside, Rock ain't Dead is a fantastic slab of anthemic arena rock, full of rousing choruses, powerful guitar solos, and the kind of dramatic keyboards you'd only find on a mid 80's rock album. It's very similar to what Def Leppard was doing at the time (circa High and Dry and Pyromania), but there are also similarities to White Sister, Y&T, Autograph, and heavier Night Ranger.

It may not win over serious metalheads, but Rock ain't Dead is the kind of album that 80's rock fans should definitely seek out.

Majestic reissued Rock ain't Dead in 2003, and in addition to the digitally remastered sound, the new version includes two bonus tracks - Crazy and City Girl. Both are studio tracks that fit the overall sound of the album. If they're demos, they certainly don't sound like it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Don't let the pretty cover fool you. 9 Oct. 2012
By Albert Forsman - Published on Amazon.com
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If you enjoyed the first album, Lettin' Loose, Rock Ain't Dead will not disappoint you. It is just as hard and edgy as the first. I am not sure who they were trying to appeal to with the album artwork. I bought their first album because it had legs sticking out of a window at a drive-in and song titles like "In and Out of Love", "Devil in Her Eyes", "Shout it Out" and "Rock Me". I have to admit, I probably never would have bought this album based solely on the album cover. If you like hard rock, this is sure to please.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Decent hard rock record from Scotland's only hard rock band 8 Jun. 2009
By Tommy Mania - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I can't think of any other rock bands from Scottland. Heavy Pettin sound like early Def Leppard. This is a good pop metal record. Some catchy riffs, the vocals get a little annoying, a little too high pitched sometimes but Pettin came up with some catchy riffs. Unfortunately the band dissolved shortly after this record. A 3rd record called BIG BANG should be avoided at all costs.
Melodic hard rock in the style of "Shy" and "Def Leppard" 8 Jan. 2012
By Nikiforos V. Skoumas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Rock ain't Dead" is the second studio album by British melodic hard rock band "Heavy Pettin", originally released in 1985, reissued by "Majestic Rock" in 2003. Though often regarded as a NWOBHM group, "Heavy Pettin" actually debuted a year later in 1983; in addition the band brought to front a sound and image that hard more in common with American AOR and glam metal than British heavy metal.

In fact "Heavy Pettin"s melodic hard rock style has been further smoothened on this second album sounding incredibly similar to fellow UK melodic hard rockers "Shy". You can expect over-produced rhythm section, melodic guitar lines (which turn into crystal clean chords during the power ballads), moderate use of background keyboards and high pitched, but overly melodic, vocals in the style of Tony Mills and Tony Harnell.

The line up features lead singer Hamie, guitarist Punky Mendoza and Gordon Bonnar, bassist Brian Waugh and drummer Gary Moat. In terms of songwriting "Heavy Pettin" is built on the same catchy hooks and rhythm patterns found on a "Def Leppard" album, though the delivery, as mentioned above, is far more rocking. "Rock ain't Dead" holds a fair amount of powerful melodic rockers in "Heart Attack", "China Boy", the power ballads "Lost in Love" and "Dream time" and the super dramatic "Sole Survivor"-an unforgettable chorus by any means. Conclusively if you are a fan of the 80s melodic rock scene of the UK, "Heavy Pettin"s second album should work perfectly for you.
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