Jump to content

HITnRUN - HITnRUN (1993/2015)


Recommended Posts



It's never too late they say... HITnRUN release today, December 11 their self-titled full length album 24 years after first forming.


HitnRun, a Scranton, Pennsylvania based five-piece, was formed in 1991 and seems they stormed the music scene of Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey bringing their brand of original commercial hard rock to the masses.


HitnRun opened for national recording acts Dirty Looks, Tyketto, and Widowmaker (featuring Dee Snider of Twisted Sister). The group released a self-managed mini-album in 1993 but sadly arrived too late into the US scene, at the time dominated by the grunge scene.


Now after unlocking the vaults and putting the finishing touches on their lifelong recordings, the band is releasing their self-titled "HitnRun" debut album to rockers around the world.


Drummer Beckett Grealish says, “Back in 1991, we were told that there was no way we could play original rock in the Scranton PA area and draw a crowd, but we proved the naysayers wrong.” With hard rocking, hook-laden songs and electrifying live performances, HitnRun quickly developed a large and dedicated following in a music scene typically dominated by cover bands.


“It’s taken a lot of hard work and patience to get to this point, but we’re really proud of this record and can’t wait for rock fans to hear it,” says HitnRun guitarist Jareth Grealish. “This album really captures our sound from the early '90s: bluesy, melodic, soulful and rocking,” he continues.


And indeed this is a great collection of pure late '80s / early 90s US melodic hard rock in the vein of Hurricane, Roxy Blue, Great White, Y&T, etc.


'Shot Of Love' is a killer opener driven by a great riffs, Eric Montoya's slightly raspy vocals and a catchy chorus. There's more quality in the groovy 'Piece Of The Action', the Rough Cutt-like 'King Of The Fools', or the catchy arena ready 'Got The Fire'.


'Forever' is the ballad (very good) still rocking with a strong riff and featuring nice harmony vocals, then 'Take It To The Limit' rocks again in great form.


The highly harmonized 'She's So Wild' is plenty of groove, 'Love Gone Bad' has a midtempo / bluesy feel in the Whitesnake mould, and 'Wild And Crazy Days' adds lots of swagger to the solid riff / chorus.


Listening HitnRun's quality, you know this band should have been huge. This is not just another 'forgotten band / album rescued from the vaults'. Not at all, these guys are terrific.


This is prime US Hard Rock of the greatest quality, and even the production / mix is excellent for a self-managed band. Don't miss this album.


HIGHLY Recommended.


01. Shot Of Love
02. Piece Of The Action
03. King Of The Fools
04. Got The Fire
05. Forever
06. Take It To The Limit
07. She's So Wild
08. Love Gone Bad
09. Wild And Crazy Days


Eric Montoya – Lead vocals
Mark Sutorka – Guitars, backing vocals
Jareth Grealish – Guitars, backing vocals
Dan Whitman – Bass
Beckett Grealish – Drums



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wonder whose page BANNED WEBSITE stole that review from?? :D


Oh, and as a lifelong resident of New Jersey I'm officially calling bullsh*t on their claim that they "stormed" our music scene, cuz I never heard of these yokels.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmmm, they appear to look cooler than they sound. I don't mind the ballad, but even that is pretty average. The rocker is super average. Yeah, not sure about this one... could be a good reason no one ever heard of them...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmmm, they appear to look cooler than they sound. I don't mind the ballad, but even that is pretty average. The rocker is super average. Yeah, not sure about this one... could be a good reason no one ever heard of them...

I think the timing. Self released mini album in 1993. Sorry kids but the ship has sailed and practically returned by then.


And yes the songs even at that time wouldn't have blipped as they are pretty fun of the mill.


Pretty sure there are a dozen or so "Hit n Run"'s I know I have 3 or 4 and none of them are this one.

Love your comment Keith!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Posts

    • Lyric video for the new song:    
    • No replies in this thread, really? These guys deserves your recognition, absolutely quality stuff!    
    • Listening to this in a shopping centre with the phone to my ear and it sounds ok. But overall underwhelmed. Bed City were awesome and his vocal we top notch. But I like to think I can disregard that and hear it for what it is. I think it's the Christian stuff that is holding me back. And I dealt with Stryper stuff no problems so I'm trying to figure out why this isn't sitting well I guess times have changed and styper always came off as a bit gimmicky or shticky and kind of fun. It's also 30 years later and I really don't care Bout the Christian messages. They are boring now. Even Stryper aren't as obvious in their lyrics these days. Or maybe it's all just a reminder of the shit Josh did that landed him in jail? Silly to constantly remind people of that. Would prefer just some fun rock music I think.  
    • Nate seems like a legit nice guy too… From his FB page: I just want to thank everyone for such a positive response on the latest announcement! It means the world❤️ I will do my absolute best to honor Cj’s legacy and keep his name alive each show. Hope to see you all soon Best Regards  Nate Peck   And from earlier this year, this lovely pic of him and CJ
    • On Instagram where Stevie Rachelle posted the link to the story it was crazy how many people don't know anything about the bands recent history or read the article. Several people moaning how they are replacing him too quick etc without realising he has been touring with the band since last year when he was covering for a recovering CJ and that Nate and CJ actually became really good friends. CJ would have wanted them to carry on and gave this guy his blessing, essentially.
    • Caddy & Co - Real Little Bandbox  
    • Good news.  Nate seems like a great dude and from what I've seen, he does a nice job.  I think he's the right guy for that gig being he was filling in with CJ's blessing and he has the right tone in his voice to do the songs justice.  Granted, there's no replacing CJ's unique voice but good that they'll still be out there celebrating the music. One thing I wonder is if they'll maybe considering doing some new music with Nate?  I mean, he's a young guy and would probably love to record some new music with them.  Not sure how much demand there would be for it but I like to see them put out a new song at least and just see how it goes.  It would be nice to give Nate something of his own in the setlist too.  I'm not gonna hold my breath though lol.  
    • Earth Vs Wildhearts - Wildhearts
    • Doom of Destiny - Axxis
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.