Harem Scarem (album)

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Harem Scarem
Harem Scarem - Harem Scarem - Front.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 6, 1991[1]
StudioSounds Interchange Studios, Cabin Fever Studios, and Phase One Studios[1]
GenreGlam metal
ProducerKevin Doyle, Harry Hess, and Pete Lesperance.
Harem Scarem chronology
Harem Scarem
Acoustic Sessions
Singles from Harem Scarem
  1. "Slowly Slipping Away"
    Released: 1991
  2. "Love Reaction"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Honestly"
    Released: 1992
  4. "With a Little Love"
    Released: 1992
  5. "Something to Say"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Harem Scarem is the 1991 self-titled debut album by the Canadian hard rock band of the same name. Music videos were shot for the songs; "Slowly Slipping Away", "Honestly", and "With a Little Love". The album charted at No. 68 on the Canadian charts. However two singles from the album, "Honestly" and "Something to Say", were big hits in Indonesia and the Philippines.

The album includes guest appearances by fellow Canadian stars such as Ray Coburn of Honeymoon Suite, Carl Dixon of Coney Hatch and Paul MacAusland of Haywire. It also boasted a co-writing credit by award-winning songwriter Christopher Ward of "Black Velvet" fame.

Connection to Degrassi[]

In 1992, Harem Scarem was able to gain some notoriety when 8 songs from their debut album were predominantly featured in the Canadian teen series Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High's farewell TV movie, School's Out. This marks the first DHX Media to be record label by Warner Music Group that has no connection to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

Track listing[]

1."Hard to Love"Christopher Ward, Harry Hess, Pete Lesperance4:28
2."Distant Memory"Hess, Lesperance, Marc Ribler4:29
3."With a Little Love"Hess, Lesperance4:00
5."Love Reaction"Hess, Lesperance, Ray Coburn3:53
6."Slowly Slipping Away"Hess, Ribler3:45
7."All Over Again"Hess3:07
8."Don't Give Your Heart Away"Hess, Lesperance3:29
9."How Long"Hess, Lesperance, Dean McTaggart5:03
10."Something to Say"Hess, Lesperance4:42



Year Chart Position
1992 Canada 68


Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Slowly Slipping Away" Canada 25
1991 "Love Reaction" Canada 55
1992 "Honestly" Canada 68
1992 "With a Little Love" Canada
1992 "Something to Say" Canada



  • Harry Hess – lead vocals, guitar, producer
  • Pete Lesperance – lead guitar, backing vocals, producer
  • – bass, backing vocals
  • – drums, backing vocals

Guest musicians[]

  • Ray Coburn – keyboards
  • Terry Hatty, Carl Dixon, Marc Ribler, Paul MacAusland – backing vocals


  • Kevin Doyle – producer, engineer and mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Greg Torrington – cover artist
  • Julie Rich – repertoire


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Harem Scarem | Discography – Harem Scarem
  2. ^ "Harem Scarem review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-05-24.

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