Self Destruction Blues

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Self Destruction Blues
Studio album by Hanoi Rocks
Released August, 1982
Recorded 1980-1982
Genre Glam punk
Hard rock
Length 40:41
Label Johanna Kustannus, Lick Records
Producer "The Muddy Twins" (Andy McCoy and Michael Monroe)
Hanoi Rocks chronology
Oriental Beat
(1982)
Self Destruction Blues
(1982)
Back to Mystery City
(1983)
Singles from Self Destruction Blues
  1. "I Want You"
    Released: November, 1980
  2. "Desperados"
    Released: November, 1981
  3. "Dead By X-Mas"
    Released: December, 1981
  4. "Love's An Injection"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Self Destruction Blues is an album by the Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks, released in 1982. Although often listed as a studio album, Self Destruction Blues is a compilation of singles and B-sides that the band recorded in 1981 and 1982. None of the tracks on Self Destruction Blues, however, appear on their previous albums. Guns N' Roses were rumoured to record a cover version of "Beer and a Cigarette" for their 1993 release "The Spaghetti Incident?". Of note is the fact that although Gyp Casino appears on the LP, his replacement Razzle actually appears on the cover.

"Dead By X-Mas" has been covered by the Japanese hardcore band The Piass in 1994, the US punk band The Hillstreet Stranglers in 2005, US punk band The Murder City Devils, the British electro group Sohodolls in 2007 and the Finnish rockabilly band Big Daddy & Rockin’ Combo in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love's an Injection"   Andy McCoy 3:26
2. "I Want You"   Andy McCoy 3:14
3. "Café Avenue"   Andy McCoy 3:22
4. "Nothing New"   Andy McCoy 3:19
5. "Kill City Kills"   Andy McCoy, Ralf Örn 4:27
6. "Self Destruction Blues"   Andy McCoy 2:44
7. "Beer and a Cigarette"   Andy McCoy 3:21
8. "Whispers in the Dark"   Andy McCoy, Grant, Ian Vincent 3:34
9. "Taxi Driver"   Andy McCoy 4:16
10. "Desperados"   Andy McCoy 3:59
11. "Problem Child"   Andy McCoy 2:01
12. "Dead By X-Mas"   Andy McCoy 2:58

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned, Self Destruction Blues > Overview, Allmusic, retrieved May 4, 2010