Sunday, May 31, 2009

Harem Scarem - Discography

Harem Scarem were a Canadian hard rock band from Toronto, ON. Harem Scarem achieved popularity in Japan and their native Canada in the early 1990's. Harem Scarem were active from 1987 to 2008. Throughout their career, they released 12 albums. The band was named after the first Bugs Bunny cartoon, which was called Hare-um Scare-um. They renamed themselves Rubber in 1999 and released two albums under that name. In 2001, they went back to the Harem Scarem name. In the Summer of 2007 they announced they “will officially break-up after one more studio album.

In 1991, Harem Scarem released their self titled debut album, which charted at #68 on the Canadian album chart. The band managed to score a major hit while they were at it; "Slowly Slipping Away", which charted at #25 on the Canadian single chart. They also managed to score two minor hits; "Honestly" and "Love Reaction"

In 1992, the little known band, Harem Scarem was able to gain some notoriety when 8 songs from their debut album Harem Scarem was predominantly featured in the Canadian teen series Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High's farewell TV movie, School's Out. There were many requests by excited fans for the songs on radio stations throughout Toronto.

Former Members:
Darren Smith - drums, vocals
* Mike Gionet - bass, vocals

Harem Scarem - Harem Scarem (1991)
Tracks:
01. Hard To Love
02. Distant Memory
03. With a Little Love
04. Honestly
05. Love Reaction
06. Slowly Slipping Away
07. All Over Again
08. Don't Give Your Heart Away
09. How Long
10. Something To Say


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In 1993, Harem Scarem released their second album, Mood Swings, which had more of a harder sound to it than their previous album. A fan favorite, Mood Swings charted at #83 on the Canadian charts. The album's lead off single was "No Justice", which managed to chart at #59 in Canada, but the other two singles failed to chart. Mood Swings caused the band to gain popularity in Japan and the band's previous album was quickly issued in that country the following year.


Harem Scarem - Mood Swings (1993)
* Harry Hess - Lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, producer, engineer.
* Pete Lesperance - Lead guitar, backing vocals, producer.
* Mike Gionet - Bass, backing vocals.
* Darren Smith - Drums, backing vocals.


Tracks:
01. Saviours Nevr Cry
02. No justice
03. Stranger Than Love
04. Change come Around
05. Jealousy
06. Sentimental Blvd
07. Mandy (Instrumental)
08. Empty Promises
09. If There Was a Time
10. Just Like I Planned
11. Had Enough


NOTE:
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, are the best tracks on this album.

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Harem Scarem - Live in Japan (1996)
This is a Japanese Version, with Bonus Tracks 13 & 14. - Release Date: April 25, 1996.


Tracks:
01. Change Comes Around
02. Saviours Never Cry
03. Warming A Frozen Rose
04. Blue
05. Candle
06. Slowly Slipping Away
07. Breathing Sand
08. Had Enough
09. Empty Promises
10. Paint Thins
11. Voice Of Reason
12. No Justice
13. Pardon My Zinger
14. More Than You'll Ever Know (Instrumental) Bonus
15. Change Comes Around (Acoustic) Bonus


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Harem Scarem - Karma Cleansing (1997)
Canadian Hard rock band Harem Scarem released this album 1997, simultaneously with the "Believe" album in Japan with the songs "Cages" and "The Mirror" being replaced with "Staying Away" and "Baby With a Nail Gun".

Tracks:
01 Karma Cleansing
02 Cages
03 Hail, Hail
04 Morning Grey
05 Die Off Hard
06 Rain
07 I Won't Be There
08 Victim Of Fate
09 Believe
10 The Mirror

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Harem Scarem - Believe (1997) Japanese Version
Release Date: October 15, 1997
Warner Music Japan

* Produced and Mixed by Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance
* Recorded by Harry Hess
* Remixes by Kevin Elson
* Assistant Engineer: Scott Lake
* Recorded and Mixed at Phase One Studios
* Overdubs Recorded at Hope Sound
* Mastering: Brett Zilahi
* Package Design: Pumpkinhead Graphics
* Photography: William Hames
* Illustrations: Lorne Goldring and Richard Keys

Tracks:
01 Believe (re-mix)
02 Die Off Hard live!
03 Hail, Hail (re-mix)
04 Staying Away (re-mix)
05 Baby With a Nail Gun
06 Morning Grey (re-mix)
07 Victim of Fate (re-mix)
08 Rain (Full Band Version)
09 I Won't Be There (Original)
10 Karma Cleansing (Original)
11 Cages (B-Side single) live!
12 The Mirror (B-Side single)
13 Surrender (Cheap Trick cover) live!

NOTE:
Track No.5 is an Instrumental by Pete Lesperance. Very nice Album. I would rate it as 5 stars. You may order a copy of Harem Scarem Live Concert on DVD, if you're a BIG FAN. Just email me your address & Contact number at rey0274@gmail.com.

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Harem Scarem - Big bang Theory (1998)
This was released with 2 versions from Canada and 1 version from Japan.

Tracks:
01. Turn Around
02. Wasted Time
03. So Blind
04. Without You
05. Climb The Gate
06. What I Do
07. Sometimes I Wish
08. New Religion
09. Lying
10. In My State Of Mind


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Harem Scarem - Rubber (1999)

Tracks:
01. It's Gotta Be
02. Who buddy
03. Coming Down
04. Stuck with you
05. Sunshine
06. Face It
07. Trip
08. Pool party
09. Headache
10. Everybody Else
11. Enemy

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Harem Scarem as Rubber - Ultra Feel 2001
(Japan Release)

Tracks:
01. Spinning Around
02. Forgive
03. Over The Edge
04. Happiness
05. Hopeless
06. In The End
07. Draggin Me Down
08. Everything You Do
09. No Doubt
10. Running Away

NOTE: This Album has a Different track Listing from Canadian Version. Click Here for Comparison

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Harem Scarem - Weight Of The World (2002)

Tracks:
01. Weight Of The World
02. Killing Me
03. Outside Your Window
04. All I Want
05. This Ain't Over
06. Internude
07. You Ruined Everything
08. Charmed Life
09. If You
10. See Saw
11. Voice Inside
12. End Of Time (Bonus Track)

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Harem Scarem - Higher (2003)


Tracks:
01. Reach
02. Waited
03. Torn Right Out
04. Give it To you
05. Higher
06. Run And hide
07. Lucky Ones
08. Lies
09. Gone
10. Lost
11. Wishing

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Harem Scarem - Overload (2005)

Tracks:
01 Dagger
02 AfterGlow
03 Rise and Fall
04 Don't Come Easy
05 Can't Live with You
06 Forgive & Forget
07 All You're Getting
08 Leading me On
09 Understand You
10 Same Mistakes
11 Wishing (Bonus Track)

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Harem Scarem - Human Nature (2006) Japanese Version
Japanese edition has one bonus track, acoustic version of "Higher". Original version was released on the album "Higher".
* Produced and recorded by Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance
* Recorded at Vespa Studios and Hope Sound
* Mixed by Harry Hess at Vespa Studios
* Mastered by Joao Carvalho
* Additional backup vocals Tony Harnell and Darren Smith
* Tony's vocals recorded by Bruno Ravel at Soundcheckers Studios, NY

Tracks:
01 Human Nature
02 Next Time Around
03 Caught Up in Your World
04 Reality
05 Hanging On
06 Don't Throw it Away
07 Give Love/Get Love
08 21
09 Starlight
10 Going Under
11 Tomorrow May Be Gone
12 Higher (Acoustic version) Bonus Track

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Harem Scarem - Hope (2008)

Tracks:
01 Watch your Back
02 Time Bomb
03 Hope
04 Days are Numbered
05 Dark Times
06 Beyond Repair
07 Never Too Late
08 Shooting Star
09 Calm Before The Storm
10 Nothing Without You
11 Higher (Bonus Track)

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