American Woman

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For the song, see American Woman (song). For the Susan Choi novel, see American Woman (novel).
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American Woman
Studio album by The Guess Who
Released January 1970
Recorded August 12 - November 16, 1969 at RCA Mid-America Recording Center, Studio B, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, folk rock
Length 38:55
Label Nimbus 9
Buddha (re-release)
Producer Jack Richardson
The Guess Who chronology
Canned Wheat
American Woman
Share the Land

American Woman is the seventh album by Canadian rock band The Guess Who, released in 1970. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. It stayed on the charts for over a year and was their most successful release.[citation needed]

In addition to the title cut (the group's most successful song), this album also includes the number one American and Canadian single "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature," as well as a remake of "No Time," a song the group previously recorded for Canned Wheat; the new version is the one most familiar to listeners.

This was guitarist Randy Bachman's last finished album with the group until a reformation effort in 1983.

American Woman was re-mastered and released on CD by Buddha Records in 2000 and included a bonus track, "Got to Find Another Way". A Quadraphonic mix was available on the Quadraphonic 8-track cartridge format.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+[1]
Rolling Stone favorable link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "American Woman" (Bachman, Cummings, Jim Kale, Garry Peterson) 5:10
2. "No Time"   3:50
3. "Talisman"   5:10
4. "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature"   4:54
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "969 (The Oldest Man) (Instrumental)" (Bachman) 3:00
6. "When Friends Fall Out"   3:03
7. "8:15"   3:20
8. "Proper Stranger"   4:04
9. "Humpty's Blues/American Woman (Epilogue)" (Bachman, Cummings, Kale, Peterson) 6:10
2000 re-issue bonus track
No. Title Length
10. "Got to Find Another Way"   2:50



Album - Billboard
Year Chart Position
1970 Pop Albums 9
Singles – Billboard
Year Single Chart Position
1969 "No Time" Top Pop Singles 5
1969 "American Woman" Top Pop Singles 1
1969 "No Sugar Tonight" Top Pop Singles 1


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 23, 1969). "Consumer Guide (9)". The Village Voice. Music section. Retrieved 2012-03-03.