Run DMC* ‎– Tougher Than Leather

Profile Records ‎– PRO-1265
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Run's House 3:49
A2 Mary, Mary 3:12
A3 They Call Us Run DMC 2:56
A4 Beats To The Rhyme 2:43
A5 Radio Station 2:50
A6 Papa Crazy 4:18
B1 Tougher Than Leather 4:20
B2 I'm Not Going Out Like That 4:54
B3 How'd Ya Do It Dee 3:20
B4 Miss Elaine
Drums – Bobby "Afro" Walker*
B5 Soul To Rock And Roll 2:17
B6 Ragtime 2:42

Companies, etc.



© ℗ 1988 Profile Records, Inc.

Recorded at Chung King House of Metal, Inc., Unique Recording Studios, Inc., Electric Lady Studios, Ian London Studios, Greene Street Recording

Davy D appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

Jacket printed in Canada [back sleeve]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 15151-1265-1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): PRO-1265-A-DMM SP-HRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): PRO-1265-B1 DMM SP-HRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): MASTERDiSK DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Side A): "LIVE POSITIVE FOREVER AND EVER"
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Side B): RUN DMC ARE TOUGHER THAN LEATHER!!
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): SP 3-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): SP 1-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): FMPT-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): FMPT-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One variant): PRO・1265-A-DMM SP-HRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two variant): PRO・1265-B1 DMM B-31167
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One+Two variant): MASTERDISK DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One variant): LIVE POSITIVE FOREVER AND EVER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two variant): RUN DMC ARE TOUGHER THAN LEATHER!!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One+Two variant): SPAR o-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One variant): SP 2-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two variant): SP 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One variant): ∆ 205/7-X

Other Versions (5 of 53) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PRO-1265 Run DMC* Tougher Than Leather(LP, Album) Profile Records PRO-1265 US 1988 Sell This Version
828 070-4 RUN DMC* Tougher Than Leather(Cass, Album) London Records 828 070-4 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-1265-DJ RUN-D.M.C.* Tougher Than Leather(LP, Album, Promo) Profile Records PRO-1265-DJ US 1988 Sell This Version
29140 Run DMC* Más Duro Que El Cuero (Tougher Than Leather)(LP, Album) London Records 29140 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
69140 Run DMC* Mas Duro Que El Cuero (Tougher Than Leather)(Cass, Album) London Records 69140 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version


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September 27, 2015
Hands down my personal all-time favourite RUN-DMC album ever!


October 14, 2008
Risible and very disappointing offering from Run-DMC, especially coming right after 'Raising Hell' which should rightly be regarded as a classic of modern music... They seem to have wanted to emulate the Beastie Boys, and done most of the LP in a faux-Metal style which sounds so macho and cheesey, you can imagine it being played in a teenager's sweaty-sock bedroom with glamour girl posters on the wall. The low-point of the whole sorry performance is the laughable ditty 'Mary Mary,' which contains the sadly unforgettable refrain: 'Mary, Mary, why you buggin'... Mary, Mary, I need your huggin.' Embarrassing, naff, cringeworthy flop.