Complete List Of Killer Dwarfs Albums And Discography

Killer Dwarfs Albums

This Complete List Of  Killer Dwarfs Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  Killer Dwarfs studio albums. The Killer Dwarfs was first formed in 1981. The group hails from the area of  Oshawa, Ontario. This complete Killer Dwarfs discography also includes every single live album. All these rowdy fun Killer Dwarfs albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Killer Dwarfs album as well as all original album covers. Every Killer Dwarfs album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

KILLER DWARFS STUDIO ALBUMS

Killer Dwarfs

Released 1983

Killer Dwarfs, the self-titled debut album from the Canadian hard rock band, was released in 1983. It showcased the band’s raw and energetic hard rock style, characterized by catchy riffs and powerful vocals. The original lineup featured Russ “Dwarf” Graham on vocals, Bryce “Dwarf” Trewin on guitar, Ange “Dwarf” Fodero on bass, and Darrell “Dwarf” Millar on drums. This album, recorded at Sounds Interchange in Toronto, Canada, was produced by Doug Hill. While it didn’t achieve significant commercial success, it gained a cult following and established the band’s presence in the Canadian hard rock scene.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Are You Ready” – 3:07 – Our top pick for this album!
  2. “Can’t Lose” – 3:37
  3. “Drifter” – 5:05
  4. “Prisoner” – 3:57
  5. “Heavy Metal Breakdown” – 3:09
  6. “Read Between the Lines” – 4:17
  7. “Gotta Lose to Win” – 3:19
  8. “Outlaw of a Modern Man” – 3:58
  9. “Time to Move On” – 4:06
  10. “Fire in Your Eyes” – 3:54

Stand Tall

Released 1986

Stand Tall, released in 1986, marked a significant step forward for Killer Dwarfs. The album featured a more refined sound with a blend of catchy melodies and hard-hitting rock. This time the band consisted of Russ Graham, Mike Hall on guitar, Ron Mayer on bass, and Darrell Millar. Recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto and produced by Simon Brierley with the assistance of the band, Stand Tall gained more attention and popularity, particularly with the title track “Stand Tall (Stick to Your Guns).” The album’s mix of humor, anthemic rock, and engaging performances showcased the band’s evolving artistry.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Stand Tall (Stick to Your Guns)” – 4:30
  2. “Human Survival” – 3:40 – Love this song; it is our fav from the album.
  3. “Up to You and Me” – 4:17
  4. “Borderline” – 3:25
  5. “Through Animal Eyes” – 3:15
  6. “Keep the Spirit Alive” – 4:46
  7. “Believe in Me” – 4:13
  8. “Do or Die” – 4:54
  9. “Out on the Streets” – 3:43
  10. “Bite the Hand That Feeds” – 3:08

Big Deal

Released 1988

Big Deal, the third studio album by Killer Dwarfs, was released in 1988. Continuing the momentum from their previous album, Big Deal featured catchy hooks and robust rock compositions. The band, consisting of Russ Graham, Mike Hall, Ron Mayer, and Darrell Millar, recorded this album at Phase One Studios in Toronto. Produced by Simon Hanhart, known for his work with British rock acts, the album solidified Killer Dwarfs’ reputation in the hard rock genre. Songs like “Startin’ to Shine” and “Doesn’t Matter” were notable for their melodic yet powerful rock sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Tell Me Please” – 4:21
  2. “Startin’ to Shine” – 3:50
  3. “Breakaway” – 3:39
  4. “Union of Pride” – 3:48
  5. “Lifetime” – 4:27
  6. “Power” – 3:39
  7. “I’m Alive” – 3:33
  8. “Burn it Down” – 4:24
  9. “Desperados” – 4:27
  10. “Doesn’t Matter” – 3:18

Dirty Weapons

Released 1990

Dirty Weapons, released in 1990, is often considered the pinnacle of Killer Dwarfs’ career. The album featured a perfect blend of hard rock energy and melodic sensibilities. Recorded at Phase One Studios and produced by Andy Johns, renowned for his work with Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, the album showcased the band’s ability to write catchy, yet powerful songs. The lineup of Russ Graham, Mike Hall, Ron Mayer, and Darrell Millar delivered tracks like “Dirty Weapons” and “Doesn’t Matter.”

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dirty Weapons” – 3:38 – Such an amazing track!
  2. “Nothin’ Gets Nothin'” – 3:24
  3. “All That We Dream” – 4:42
  4. “Doesn’t Matter” – 4:32
  5. “Last Laugh” – 4:06
  6. “Comin’ Through” – 4:04
  7. “One Way Out” – 4:02
  8. “Appeal” – 4:02
  9. “Not Foolin'” – 4:13
  10. “Want It Bad” – 4:28

Method to the Madness

Released 1992

Method to the Madness, released in 1992, continued Killer Dwarfs’ trajectory in the hard rock genre. The album, recorded at Phase One Studios and produced by Andy Johns, featured the same lineup and delivered a potent mix of hard-hitting rock and melodic hooks. Despite the changing musical landscape of the early 1990s, with the rise of grunge, Method to the Madness maintained the band’s signature style and showcased their musical versatility.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Hard Luck Town” – 4:10
  2. “Just as Well” – 3:30
  3. “Driftin’ Back” – 5:06
  4. “All My Heroes” – 3:48
  5. “Union of Pride” – 4:02
  6. “Doesn’t Matter” – 4:42
  7. “Can’t Lose” – 4:48
  8. “Cowboys and Conmen” – 3:50
  9. “Startin’ to Shine” – 3:58
  10. “Method to the Madness” – 4:02

The intro to this song sounds like something from the Coverdale Page album.

Start @ One

Released September 5, 2013

Start @ One, released on September 5, 2013, marked a significant return for Killer Dwarfs, coming over two decades after their last studio album. This album was actually recorded in 1993 but remained unreleased until 2013. The recording took place at Powerlines Studios in Toronto, Canada, and was produced by the band itself, showcasing a very authentic and unfiltered sound. The lineup for this album included Russ “Dwarf” Graham, Mike “Dwarf” Hall, Ron “Dwarf” Mayer, and Darrell “Dwarf” Millar. Start @ One is characterized by its classic hard rock sound, echoing the band’s earlier work but with a more mature perspective. Tracks like “Lonely Road” and “Solid Ground” reflect the band’s knack for combining catchy melodies with hard-hitting rock.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Lonely Road” – 4:22
  2. “Solid Ground” – 4:08 – Great song, the intro sounds like Thin Lizzy
  3. “Sky Is Falling” – 4:24
  4. “Adrift” – 5:23
  5. “Come and Get It” – 3:33
  6. “One Way Out” – 4:31
  7. “Throw That Stone” – 3:57
  8. “Start @ One” – 4:00
  9. “Down in Hollywood” – 4:18
  10. “Your Turn to Cry” – 3:30

Live, No Guff

Released April 24, 2001

Live, No Guff, released on April 24, 2001, is a live album capturing Killer Dwarfs in their element on stage. The album was a testament to the band’s live performance energy and ability to connect with the audience. Recorded during their performances in the late 1990s, this album featured the lineup of Russ “Dwarf” Graham, Gerry “Dwarf” Finn on guitar, Mike “Dwarf” Hall, Bad Ronbo “Dwarf” Mayer on bass, and Darrell “Dwarf” Millar. The tracklist included some of their most beloved songs, performed with the raw intensity and passion that Killer Dwarfs were known for in their live shows.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Hard Luck Town” – 4:28
  2. “Stand Tall” – 4:24
  3. “Starting to Shine” – 4:00
  4. “Breakaway” – 3:36
  5. “Driftin’ Back” – 6:00
  6. “Union of Pride” – 4:02
  7. “Doesn’t Matter” – 4:39
  8. “Can’t Lose” – 4:46
  9. “Dirty Weapons” – 4:00
  10. “Heavy Metal Breakdown” – 3:37

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