Tales of the City (album)

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Tales of the City (album)
Studio album by Rockmelons
Released May 1988
Genre Rock
Label True Tone/Polygram
Producer Robin Smith
Rockmelons chronology
Tales of the City
(1988)
Form 1 Planet
(1992)
Singles from Tales of the City
  1. "Rhymes"
    Released: 0 July 1987 (1987-07-00)
  2. "New Groove"
    Released: 0 December 1987 (1987-12-00)
  3. "What's It Gonna Be"
    Released: 0 February 1988 (1988-02-00)
  4. "Thief"
    Released: 0 July 1988 (1988-07-00)
  5. "Jump"
    Released: 0 October 1988 (1988-10-00)

Tales of the City is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Rockmelons. It was released in May 1988 on True Tone Records and peaked at number six on the Australian album charts.[1][2] The band shared the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Award for 'Best Debut Album' in 1988 with 1927's album ...ish.[3]

It was re-issued in 1992 by Mushroom Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by R. Medhurst, B. Jones, J. Jones, R. Smith except where noted, according to Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA).[4]

  1. "New Groove" - 4:39
  2. "What's It Gonna Be?" - 4:46
  3. "Jump" - 2:31
  4. "Thief" (R. Medhurst, J. Jones, B. Jones) - 3:21
  5. "Dreams in the Empty City" (R. Medhurst, J. Jones, B. Jones) - 3:45
  6. "Get Back on the Groove" - 4:56
  7. "Rhymes" (A. Green, M. Hodges) - 4:43
  8. "Boogietron" (J. Jones, B. Jones) - 4:22
  9. "Money Talks" - 3:59

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1988 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart[1] 6

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[5]

Rockmelons

  • Raymond Medhurst - keyboards
  • Byron Jones - keyboards, bass guitar, vocals
  • Jonathon Jones - keyboards, guitar, drums
  • John Kenny - vocals
  • Mary Azzopardi - vocals
  • Wendy Matthews - vocals

Recording details

  • Producer - Robin Smith
  • Engineer - Barry Rudolph

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  2. ^ Maree Hamblion. "Profile on Rockmelons". EMI Music Publishing Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2009-02-12.  Note: requires user to input song title e.g. NEW GROOVE
  5. ^ "Tales of the City album credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-17.