Road Apples (album)

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Road Apples
Studio album by The Tragically Hip
Released February 19, 1991
Recorded Barris Studios (New Orleans)
September 1990
Genre Rock, folk rock
Length 49:08
Label MCA, Sire (US)
Producer Don Smith
The Tragically Hip chronology
Up to Here
Road Apples
Fully Completely
Singles from Road Apples
  1. "Little Bones"
  2. "Three Pistols"
  3. "Twist My Arm"
  4. "Long Time Running"
  5. "On the Verge"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters (8/10)[2]

Road Apples is the second full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, and it was their first to reach #1 in Canada.[3] The group wanted to title the album "Saskadelphia," but the record label found it "too Canadian." The group then suggested Road Apples, local slang for frozen horse-droppings, and the record label, unaware of its meaning, liked it. The album has been certified 8x platinum in Canada.[4]

The album was recorded in New Orleans.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Tragically Hip. 

No. Title Length
1. "Little Bones"   4:44
2. "Twist My Arm"   3:54
3. "Cordelia"   4:10
4. "The Luxury"   3:38
5. "Born in the Water"   3:24
6. "Long Time Running"   4:23
7. "Bring It All Back"   4:39
8. "Three Pistols"   3:48
9. "Fight"   5:58
10. "On the Verge"   3:54
11. "Fiddler's Green"   4:25
12. "The Last of the Unplucked Gems"   2:03


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ PopMatters review
  3. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 53, No. 18, April 06 1991". RPM. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association" (Requires running a searches for Artist). 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-03.