"Well, truth be told, this album's not as bad as it should've been, but if you're looking for the same band that belted out "Abolish Government" and "World War 3" during the peak of the LA punk scene, avoid this puppy at all costs. This is the late 80's incarnation of TSOL which featured Joe Wood standing in the vocal shoes of the great Jack Grisham. The title track is a charged anthemic rocker somewhat reminiscent of AC/DC or Alice Cooper, but for the most part this album's a pretty laughable slab of hair rock slop."
W. Brett Hooper | San Jose, Ca USA | 10/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"People like to dismiss this version of T.S.O.L. as not original, but who cares. This line up and this album were gold. Every song on this gem gives the listener a unique view into what this band could have been if they only took the time and had the will to refine their sound. Instead they reversed course and ended their progression after this album. The vocals are spot on, the melodies will grab you and keep you entranced and the lyrics are a bit dark and moody, and the overall vibe will put you in rock n roll heaven from the first song to the last!"
I love this album!
Patrick F. West | Ohio | 11/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Someone compared them to Haoni sucks please! This a great album from start to finish good riffs not to complicated and not to simple and boring! Reminds me more of early AC/DC with the blusey influence and Cinderella's garage raspy vocal sound! If you like good rock and roll(not so much punk, but still a punk vibe around it) with a bite this is for you! Strange love also is good and kind of a continuation of this album!"
Hair metal? I think not.
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 07/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I suppose I understand part of why the 1987 TSOL album Hit and Run somehow get stuck with the "hair metal" label. A couple of the guys do have pretty ridiculous hair on the album cover. Still, all you have to do is listen to the album once to know that this is definitely not a hair metal album. Of course it's not the angry punk TSOL everyone was used to either.
Hit and Run is a tough, blues-based rock album, and a good one at that. It's actually not that far removed from what you hear on Change Today?, just in a more straightforward hard rock setting. There are certainly none of the glam trappings and inane lyrics of the hair metal scene (and I say this as an unabashed fan of the hair metal scene). It's the best kind of barroom rock, and you can totally understand how Duff McKagan (or was it Steven Adler) would sport a TSOL shirt in an early Guns n' Roses video.
I realize none of this is going to convince a punk guy to like this album, but writing this album off because you don't like the hairstyles means overlooking a really good rock album for a pretty stupid reason. "