For Those Who Think Young (album)

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For Those Who Think Young
Studio album by Rough Trade
Released December 30, 1981 (U.S.)
Recorded June 1981 – August 1981
Genre Rock, new wave
Length 33:02
Label True North Records (Canada), Boardwalk Records (U.S.), Big Time Records (U.K.), CBS Records (Netherlands)
Producer Gene Martynec, Kevan Staples
Rough Trade chronology
Avoid Freud
(1980)
For Those Who Think Young
(1981)
Shaking the Foundations
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (Not Rated) [2]

For Those Who Think Young, appearing on the album cover as (for those who think young) and originally to be entitled for those who think jung,[3] was the third album by Canadian new wave band Rough Trade; it was released in 1981 (True North TN-48 in Canada; Boardwalk NB-33261-1, US; Big Time, UK; CBS 85385, The Netherlands).[3] It climbed to #9 in Canada on the RPM Top 50 Albums Chart on November 7, 1981 (putting it at #1 on the CANCON Chart listing), and held the position for three weeks,[4][5][6] dropping out of the Top 50 after sixteen weeks on February 6 of the following year.[7] It was certified gold in Canada by the CRIA on November 1, 1981.[8] The single "All Touch" gave the band its biggest commercial success, reaching #12 in Canada on the RPM Top 50 Singles Chart[9] (#2 on the CANCON Chart) and #58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[10]

Singles released from the album included "All Touch" (b/w "Baptism of Fire") [True North TN4-165], "Blood Lust" (b/w "Bodies In Collision") [True North TN4-170], "For Those Who Think Young" (b/w "Attitude") [True North TN4-171], all 1981 Canadian releases in picture sleeves, and the 1982 U.S. release of "All Touch" (b/w "The Sacred And The Profane") [Boardwalk NB-11-167-7].[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Carole Pope and Kevan Staples. 

No. Title Length
1. "All Touch"   3:32
2. "Attitude"   4:03
3. "For Those Who Think Young"   4:04
4. "Bodies in Collision"   2:50
5. "Prisoner of My Skin"   3:12
6. "The Sacred & The Profane"   4:34
7. "Baptism of Fire"   3:23
8. "Fakin' It"   3:35
9. "Blood Lust"   3:49

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart Position
Canadian RPM CANCON Albums Chart 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart 9
US Billboard Pop Albums Chart -

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "All Touch" Canadian RPM CANCON Singles Chart 2
1981 "All Touch" Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart 12
1982 "All Touch" US Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allan, Mark. Rough Trade: For Those Who Think Young > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review, January 1982
  3. ^ a b c "Rough Trade Discography". December 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "RPM 50 Albums". Volume 35, No. 15. RPM. November 7, 1981. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "RPM 50 Albums". Volume 35, No. 16. RPM. November 14, 1981. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "RPM 50 Albums". Volume 35, No. 17. RPM. November 21, 1981. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "RPM 50 Albums". Volume 35, No. 26. RPM. February 6, 1982. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Music Canada, Gold Platinum Database". 
  9. ^ "RPM 50 Singles". Volume 35, No. 18. RPM. November 28, 1981. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Rough Trade: For Those Who Think Young > Charts & Awards at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 July 2011.

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