Classic Crack

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Classic Crack
Compilation album by Crack the Sky
Released 1980
Recorded 1975–1978
Genre Rock
Length 43:34
Label Lifesong

Classic Crack is a compilation album by American rock band Crack the Sky, released in 1980.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Palumbo, except where noted. 

No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Nuclear Apathy"   Safety in Numbers 8:32
2. "She's a Dancer"   Crack the Sky 3:54
3. "Lighten Up McGraw" (Rob Stevens, Rick Witkowski, Joe Macre) Safety in Numbers 5:08
4. "Maybe I Can Fool Everybody (Tonight)"   Animal Notes 5:57
5. "Ice"   Crack the Sky 4:36
6. "We Want Mine"   Animal Notes 4:54
7. "Long Nights"   Safety in Numbers 3:39
8. "Hold On/Surf City"   Crack the Sky 6:54

Note: the cassette version of this album includes two previously unreleased songs:

  1. "Let Me Go Home (A Visit to the Projects)" – 3:28
  2. "Eileen, I Lean on You" – 3:53

These two tracks later appeared as bonus tracks on the CD reissue of the band's eponymous debut.


  • John Palumbo — Guitar, lead vocals
  • Gary Lee Chappell — Lead vocals ("Nuclear Apathy", "Lighten Up McGraw", "Eileen, I Lean on You")
  • Rick Witkowski — Lead guitar
  • Joe Macre — Bass guitar, harmonies
  • Jim Griffiths — Lead guitar, harmonies
  • Joey D'Amico — Drums, harmonies, lead vocals ("Long Nights")