CLASSIC ROCK 101: ORION THE HUNTER “SO YOU RAN” – 1984 MUSIC VIDEO


ORION THE HUNTER – Let’s go back to those good ol’ ’80’s… again. When Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal seemed to mesh together for me, just like chocolate-caramel-fudge swirl ice cream. It was a decade when FM Radio really was the one-stop listening destination for great music. MTV proved to be the same for music videos. I can recall vividly hearing So You Ran on the FM dial… and I was hooked. Sure, it wasn’t a Heavy Metal song I was hearing, nonetheless, it was Rockin’ along with a melodic sound that made me feel alright… and still does.

This Orion The Hunter album is yet another great piece of vinyl that I let go many Metal moons ago. It was released back in 1984 on Columbia Records. Now, from what I have seen, the CD sells “new” from $50 to $125 (U.S.).  It appears Orion The Hunter is… out of print.

Orion The Hunter was: former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau, Boston vocalist Brad Delp on backing vocals, future Boston vocalist Fran Cosmo, Bruce Smith on bass and Michael DeRosier on drums.

Convict me of being sentimental sometimes… yet this song just brings back some good memories of being a young dude, with no bills and high taxes to pay.

Track listing for Orion The Hunter:

All Those Years

So You Ran

Dreamin’

Dark And Stormy

Stand Up

Fast Talk

Too Much In Love

Joanne

I Call It Love

REST IN PEACE, BRAD DELP – 1951 – 2007

Stone.

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4 Responses to “CLASSIC ROCK 101: ORION THE HUNTER “SO YOU RAN” – 1984 MUSIC VIDEO”

  1. Blast from the past!

    ha ha – I have that LP somewhere deeeeep in my collection.

    Hearing now after all these years sounds kinda’ like what The Outfield did later.

    It’s decent but no BOSTON of course.

    Rock on,

    Kinger

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Hey Kinger,

      What is it about this band, where this one and only album of theirs found it’s way in a “fair” percentage of 80’s Metalhead album collections back then?

      I’m not putting you on the spot… it’s just that you have a unique approach with your “Metal Music Analysis”. ;)

  2. Thank god it’s no Boston! I hated that band. I thought OtH was much better. I haven’t listened to this song in 20+ years yet could still sing along to the whole damned thing.

    Thanks for resurrecting it for me.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Hey Sean… you did not mention forks or eyeballs when mentioning Boston! :)

      From looking around, this OTH CD really does appear to be out of print. If I’m wrong, I hope someone out there let’s me know.

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