Power in the Darkness
|Power in the Darkness|
|Studio album by Tom Robinson Band|
Wessex Studios, London
68:52 (2004 reissue)
Vic Maile on "2-4-6-8 Motorway"
|Tom Robinson Band chronology|
Power in the Darkness is the debut studio album by English punk band Tom Robinson Band, first released in early 1978. The UK LP had ten tracks and the US release was packaged with a seven-track bonus LP. The 1993 CD release included all 17 tracks, and two further tracks appear on certain subsequent reissues.
All tracks composed by Tom Robinson; except where indicated
- Original vinyl release (UK)
- "Up Against the Wall" - (Robinson, Roy Butterfield) 3:35
- "Grey Cortina" - 2:10
- "Too Good to Be True" - (Robinson, Dolphin Taylor) 3:35
- "Ain't Gonna Take It" (Robinson, Danny Kustow) - 2:53
- "Long Hot Summer" - 4:44
- "The Winter of '79" (Robinson, Mark Ambler, Taylor, Kustow) - 4:31
- "Man You Never Saw" (Robinson, Ambler) - 2:44
- "Better Decide Which Side You're On" - 2:50
- "You Gotta Survive" (Robinson, Ambler) - 3:15
- "Power in the Darkness" (Robinson, Ambler) - 4:55
- Bonus tracks
- "2-4-6-8 Motorway"
- "I Shall Be Released" (Bob Dylan)
- "(Sing If You're) Glad to Be Gay"
- "Don't Take No for an Answer"
- "Right On Sister" (Robinson, Taylor)
- "I'm All Right Jack"
- "I'm Waiting for My Man"† (Live at the London Lyceum, 1977) (Lou Reed)
- "Power in the Darkness"† (2004 Remix)
- Tom Robinson - vocals, bass
- Danny Kustow - guitar
- Mark Ambler - organ, piano
- Dolphin Taylor - drums
- Bill Price - engineer
Rock Against Racism
The sleeve notes of Power in the Darkness included the founding declaration of the Rock Against Racism movement.