The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape

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The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape
Compilation album by Big Black
Released 1987
Recorded 1985–1987
Genre Punk rock
Length 52:17
Label Homestead
Big Black chronology
Headache
(1987)
The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape
(1987)
Songs About Fucking
(1987)

The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape is an album by post-hardcore noise rock band Big Black. It was released in 1987 by Touch and Go Records. The album is a CD compilation of Big Black's Atomizer album, "Heartbeat" single and Headache EP. The track "Strange Things" from the original Atomizer LP was not included on this release.

The title of the album, and the liner notes by Steve Albini, show the band's low regard for compact discs (the 8-track tape was state of the art in the 1970s).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jordan, Minnesota" (Big Black) - 3:20
  2. "Passing Complexion" (Big Black) - 3:04
  3. "Big Money" (Big Black) - 2:29
  4. "Kerosene" (Big Black) - 6:05
  5. "Bad Houses" (Big Black) - 3:09
  6. "Fists of Love" (Big Black) - 4:21
  7. "Stinking Drunk" (Big Black) - 3:27
  8. "Bazooka Joe" (Big Black) - 4:43
  9. "Cables (live)" (Big Black) - 3:09
  10. "Heartbeat" (Colin Newman) - 3:48
  11. "Things to Do Today" (Big Black) - 1:44
  12. "I Can't Believe" (Big Black) - 1:03
  13. "My Disco" (Big Black) - 2:52
  14. "Grinder" (Big Black) - 2:23
  15. "Ready Men" (Big Black) - 3:51
  16. "Pete, King of the Detectives" (Big Black) - 2:42

"Heartbeat" is a cover of the Wire song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "allmusic ((( The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Big Black". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 69, cited March 17, 2010