Coke Machine Glow

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Coke Machine Glow
Studio album by Gordon Downie
Released 3 July 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Rock and Roll, Spoken Word
Length 63:40
Label Zoë
Producer Gordon Downie, Josh Finlayson, Steven Drake
Gordon Downie chronology
Coke Machine Glow
Battle of the Nudes
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Coke Machine Glow was the first solo album released by Gordon Downie, the singer for The Tragically Hip. It was released in 2001.

Early copies of the album were released as a joint package with a book by Downie, also titled Coke Machine Glow. The book included the song lyrics from the album and other poetry. As a result of the album's sales, the book is one of the best-selling volumes of poetry ever published by a Canadian writer.[citation needed]

Downie's backing band on Coke Machine Glow was credited as "the Goddamned Band". Participating musicians included Julie Doiron, Josh Finlayson, Atom Egoyan and members of The Dinner Is Ruined.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gordon Downie unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Starpainters" (Downie/Morningstar)
  2. "Vancouver Divorce"
  3. "SF Song"
  4. "Trick Rider"
  5. "Canada Geese"
  6. "Chancellor"
  7. "The Never-Ending Present"
  8. "Nothing but Heartache in Your Social Life" (Downie/Egoyan)
  9. "Blackflies"
  10. "Lofty Pines"
  11. "Boy Bruised by Butterfly Chase" (Perez/Downie)
  12. "Mystery" (Downie/Egoyan)
  13. "Elaborate"
  14. "Yer Possessed"
  15. "Every Irrelevance"
  16. "Insomniacs of the World, Goodnight" (Downie/Morningstar)