1984 - Capitol Records

Breaking Curfew - Red Rider

Breaking Curfew is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Red Rider, released in 1984. The album features the hit single “Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)”, which peaked at number 2 on the Canadian charts and received heavy airplay on MTV. The album also includes the songs “Breaking Curfew”, “Whipping Boy” and “Among the Ruins (I’ll Be Here)”.

The album showcases the band’s musical versatility and lyrical maturity, as they explore themes of rebellion, romance, and social commentary. The album was produced by David Tickle, who also worked with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Split Enz. Breaking Curfew received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, and was nominated for a Juno Award for Album of the Year in 1985.

Track Listing
  1. Whipping Boy* [3:12]
  2. Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)* [3:32]
  3. One Way Out [3:53]
  4. Among The Ruins (I’ll Be Here) [4:34]
  5. Breaking Curfew [3:43]
  6. Someone’s Watching [3:51]
  7. Shake Monster [4:45]
  8. Beacon Hill* [4:51]
  9. Hold Tight [4:46]

Produced By
D.Tickle & T. Cochrane. (Except *Tom Cochrane / Ken Greer)


Tom Cochrane: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards & Programming
Ken Greer: Guitars, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Rob Baker: Drums & Percussion
Jeff Jones: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
with John Webster: Keyboards (Studio & Live), P.P.G. Programming
Additional Musicians: Steve Sexton [keyboards], Earl Seymour [Saxophone], Rough Maids [Backing Vocals] on “Shake Monster” and Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me)”.

Recorded &/or Mixed at Metalworks Studio (Toronto), E.S.P. Studio (Toronto) & Startling Studios (England) November ’83 to February ’84.