Dust were a hard rock/heavy metal power trio from New York, whose main claim to fame was that their drummer (Marc Bell) ended up playing with the Ramones several years later. Hard Attack is their 2nd and final album, and despite the presence of 3 country rock orientated tunes, is the better of their two records; more tighter and aggressive, and is where the band show their heavier side. Pull Away/So Many Times makes a muscular opening track, with a fine mix of acoustic and electric guitars. Heavy riffing, and a powerful, rumbling bass sound. Learning To Die (I like that song title)! All In All; and an excellent instrumental track titled Ivory are all nice slices of vintage metal; but it's the track Suicide that is the one that really stands out and the best song on the album by a country mile. It all comes complete with a seldom used technique called "Ping-Pong stereo" in the songs chorus. That is: one sung line comes out of one speaker, and the next line comes out of the other. And so on. Not forgetting an incredible bass solo from Kenny Aaronson as well. Powerful stuff.
Hard Attack closes with a short acoustic instrumental titled Entrance that someone forgot to list on the back of the CD cover!
After the band split up, Kenny Aaronson became an in demand session musician and recorded & toured with big names like Bob Dylan and Joan Jett. Richie Wise became a producer and worked on Kiss' early albums. As for Marc Bell. He became known as Marky Ramone, and joined a certain well known N.Y punk act.