Devil's Answer

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Devil's Answer
Live album (compilation) by Atomic Rooster
Released 1998
Recorded 1970-81
Label Hux Records

Devil's Answer is a compilation album of live recordings by British rock band Atomic Rooster.

It was released on 1998 by Hux Records and contains every extant in-studio session the band recorded for BBC Radio, as well as three live in-concert tracks. Unfortunately, the CD is marred by slow tape-mastering on all tracks, save for the live tracks by the Chris Farlowe-fronted era of the band.[1][2][3][4]

All of its contents, except for the three tracks recorded for the Friday Rock Show in 1981, have since been included on Castle Communications' 2004 reissues of Atomic Rooster's first four studio albums. The 1981 tracks remain exclusive to this disc.

In addition, the original lineup of the band, with Nick Graham on bass guitar and vocals, recorded their first BBC session on Alexis Korner's World Service Rhythm & Blues show in December 1969. They performed three tracks from their upcoming first album: "Friday the 13th", "S.L.Y." and "Decline and Fall". Unfortunately, this session is now lost.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 4:28 – Mike Harding Show 26.5.70, 1st tx 2.6.70
  2. "Seven Lonely Streets" (Du Cann) 6:15 - as above
  3. "Tomorrow Night" (Crane) 5:27 - Peel Session 14.1.71
  4. "Shabooloo" aka "Before Tomorrow" (Crane) 6:10 – Mike Harding Show 22.3.71, 1st tx 30.3.71
  5. "Death Walks Behind You" (Du Cann/Crane) 6:04 - as above
  6. "Stand by Me" (Crane) 3:23 – Johnnie Walker Show 12.6.72, 1st tx 26.6.72
  7. "Breakthrough" (Crane/Pat Darnell) 3:06 – as above
  8. "Save Me" (Crane) 3:40 – retitled, rearranged "Friday the 13th; "Johnnie Walker Show 7.12.72
  9. "Close Your Eyes" (Crane) 2:48 - as above
  10. "Play it Again" (Du Cann/Crane) 4:04 – Friday Rock Show 16.10.81, tx 6.11.81
  11. "In the Shadows" (Du Cann) 10:01 - as above
  12. "Devil's Answer" (Du Cann) 3:46 - as above
  13. "People You Can't Trust" (Crane) 4.41 - Live in Concert 27.7.72
  14. "A Spoonful of Bromide Helps the Pulse Rate Go Down" (Crane) 4:46 - as above
  15. "All in Satan's Name" (Parnell) 4:03 - as above



  1. ^ "Atomic Rooster– Devil's Answer". Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Devil's Answer: Live on the BBC". Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Atomic Rooster". Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Devils' Answer - The Greatest Hits Of Atomic Rooster". Retrieved 19 November 2013.