Raw to the Bone

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Raw to the Bone
Studio album by Wishbone Ash
Released 1985
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 38:10
Label Neat
Producer Nigel Gray
Wishbone Ash chronology
Twin Barrels Burning
Raw to the Bone
Nouveau Calls
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Kerrang! 4.5/5 stars[1]

Raw to the Bone is the thirteenth album by rock band Wishbone Ash. Like its predecessor, Twin Barrels Burning, it is one of the band's heaviest records, capitalising on the popular New Wave of British Heavy Metal that Wishbone Ash had helped influence.

It is the only Wishbone Ash album to feature Mervyn Spence on bass and vocals. It is also the last album with guitarist/vocalist Laurie Wisefield, who ended his eleven-year stint with Wishbone Ash after the release of this album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Wishbone Ash, except where noted.

Side 1
  1. "Cell of Fame" – 4:35
  2. "People in Motion" – 3:48
  3. "Don't Cry" – 3:27
  4. "Love Is Blue" – 3:41
  5. "Long Live the Night" – 3:29
Side 2
  1. "Rocket in My Pocket" (Lowell George) – 3:44
  2. "It's Only Love" – 4:07
  3. "Don't You Mess" – 3:51
  4. "Dreams (Searching for an Answer)" – 3:28
  5. "Perfect Timing" – 3:51



  1. ^ Oliver, Derek (17 October 1985). "Wishbone Ash 'Raw to the Bone'". Kerrang! 105. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 27.