Medicine Show (album)

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Medicine Show
Studio album by The Dream Syndicate
Released 1984 (1984)
Recorded San Francisco
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:08
Label A&M
Producer Sandy Pearlman
The Dream Syndicate chronology
The Days of Wine and Roses
(1982)
Medicine Show
(1984)
Out of the Grey
(1986)
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Medicine Show is the second album by The Dream Syndicate, released in 1984.

The Dream Syndicate left Slash Records, a small company that released the band's first album The Days of Wine and Roses (1982), and signed a new contract with major publisher A&M. Medicine Show was produced by producer Sandy Pearlman, who had earlier worked with Blue Öyster Cult and The Clash.

Track listing[edit]

(All songs written by Steve Wynn except where noted)

  1. "Still Holding on to You" — 3:39
  2. "Daddy's Girl" — 3:02
  3. "Burn" — 5:34
  4. "Armed with an Empty Gun" — 3:56
  5. "Bullet with My Name on It" (Karl Precoda) — 6:20
  6. "The Medicine Show" — 6:29
  7. "John Coltrane Stereo Blues" — 8:48
  8. "Merritville" — 7:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Wynn – guitar, vocals
  • Karl Precoda – lead, rhythm guitars
  • Dennis Duck – drums
  • Dave Provost – bass

Additional musicians:

  • Tom Zvoncheck – piano, Hammond B3 organ
  • Sid Griffin – background vocals
  • Stephen McCarthy – background vocals
  • Paul Mandl – background vocals
  • Gavin Blair – background vocals

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