Greatest Hits (Rheostatics album)

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Greatest Hits
Studio album by Rheostatics
Released 1987
Genre Indie rock
Label Green Sprouts
Producer Tom Atom, Rheostatics
Rheostatics chronology
Greatest Hits
(1987)
Melville
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Greatest Hits is the first album by Canadian rock band Rheostatics. Only 1,000 copies were released in 1987, and all sold out. The album was subsequently rereleased in 1996.

Despite the album's name, it is not a greatest hits compilation in the conventional sense. It does, however, compile songs from the band's pre-1987 demo releases. The album's best known song is "The Ballad of Wendel Clark, Parts I and II", an ode to Toronto Maple Leafs player Wendel Clark.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crescent Moon" (Dave Bidini) – 2:58
  2. "Canadian Dream" (Tim Vesely) – 4:05
  3. "The Ballad of Wendel Clark, Parts I and II" (Bidini, Dave Clark, Martin Tielli) – 3:30
  4. "Ditch Pigs" (Tielli) – 4:22
  5. "Higher and Higher" (Bidini) – 3:53
  6. "OK by Me" (Bidini, Tielli, Vesely) – 3:20
  7. "Churches and Schools" (Vesely) – 3:04
  8. "Public Square" (Vesely) – 2:31
  9. "Delta 88" (Bidini, Janet Morassutti) – 3:34