American Pastime

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American Pastime
Three Dog Night - American Pastime.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1976
GenreRock
Length34:42
LabelABC
ProducerBob Monaco
Three Dog Night chronology
Coming Down Your Way
(1975)
American Pastime
(1976)
The Best of 3 Dog Night
(1982)
Singles from American Pastime
  1. "Everybody Is a Masterpiece"
    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic(not rated) [1]

American Pastime is the fourteenth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1976. Their only studio album not to feature the band's founding vocalists (Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells) backed up by their long-time band, with some exceptions. It sold poorly and the band broke up in August 1976. Michael Allsup and Floyd Sneed had left the band in early-mid 1975 to form their own group SS Fools, with former Three Dog Night member Joe Schermie, Stan Seymore, Wayne DeVillier, Bobby Kimball, and Jon Smith, to little success. Danny Hutton had left TDN in late 1975, and was not present for any of the recording. "Yellow Beach Umbrella", the song Hutton sings lead on, was recorded long before the album was released, and is likely an extra track from the previous album, Coming Down Your Way.[2] He was replaced by Jay Gruska.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everybody Is a Masterpiece" (George Clinton, Richard Ira Reicheg) – 2:45
  2. "Easy Evil" (Alan O'Day) – 3:38
  3. "Billy the Kid" (Billy Lawrie, Marie Lawrie) – 3:41
  4. "Mellow Down" (Andy Fairweather-Low) – 3:00
  5. "Yellow Beach Umbrella" (Craig Doerge, Judy Henske) – 4:56
  6. "Hang On" (Jay Gruska, Jeffrey Spirit) – 4:18
  7. "Southbound" (Hoyt Axton, Mark M. Dawson) – 4:11
  8. "Drive on, Ride On" (Dobie Gray, Troy Harold Seals) – 3:32
  9. "Dance the Night Away" (Bob Carpenter, David James Holster) – 4:41

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Bob Monaco
  • Engineer: Tony Sciarrotta, Scot Spain
  • Arranger: Three Dog Night

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 123[3]

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Everybody Is a Masterpiece" Adult Contemporary 44[4]

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