Red Rider - Don't Fight It

Red Rider - Don't Fight It

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Don't Fight It is the debut album by Canadian rock band Red Rider, which was released in 1979 in Canada (see 1979 in music). Don't Fight It sold more than 100,000 copies in Canada and earned Cochrane and Red Rider their first Gold album certification award and was later certified Platinum. A USA version with a modified tracklist, dropping Talkin' to Myself and reordering the other tracks, was released in 1980.[2]

The album was re-issued on CD July 29, 1994. The CD release restored the track Talkin' To Myself which was dropped on the initial vinyl release in the USA. Another newly remastered version was released in the UK in 2010 by Lemon Records.[3]

The album reached number 146 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart while "White Hot" reached number 20 on the Canadian charts and number 48 on the Pop Singles chart in 1980 and "Don't Fight It" reached number 75.

The song "White Hot" is about poet Arthur Rimbaud and his travels through Africa.[4][5]