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Studio album by Elliott Murphy
Released 1973
Studio Record Plant East, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 37:09
Label Polydor
Producer Peter K. Siegel
Elliott Murphy chronology
Lost Generation
(1975)Lost Generation1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Aquashow was the debut album by singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy and was reviewed by Paul Nelson in Rolling Stone[2] along with Bruce Springsteen's The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle under the headline "He's the Best Dylan since 1968" which earned them both the "New-Dylan" tag. When Aquashow was released on CD in 1988 it was reviewed by Robert Hilburn in the LA Times under the title "A Compelling Aquashow"[3] and in 2006, thirty-three years after the original release, the album was called an "Album Classic" in a full-page review in UNCUT[4] magazine.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Elliott Murphy

  1. "Last of The Rock Stars"
  2. "How's The Family"
  3. "Hangin' Out"
  4. "Hometown"
  5. "Graveyard Scrapbook"
  6. "Poise 'N Pen"
  7. "Marilyn"
  8. "White Middle Class Blues"
  9. "Like a Great Gatsby" (listed as "Like a Crystal Microphone" in the US edition to avoid violating copyrights on the novel)
  10. "Don't Go Away"


  • Elliott Murphy - vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Gene Parsons - drums, background vocals
  • Tasha Thomas - background vocals
  • Dennis Ferrante - background vocals
  • Teddy Irwin - acoustic guitar
  • Jim Mason - background vocals
  • Eddie Mottau - background vocals
  • Linda November - background vocals
  • Frank Owens - keyboards
  • Pat Rebillot - keyboards on "Hangin' Out", "Marilyn" and "Like a Crystal Microphone"
  • Maretha Stewart - background vocals
  • Dick Wagner - background vocals
  • Matthew Murphy - bass, background vocals
  • Rick Marotta - drums on "How's The Family"
  • Shelly Yakus - recording engineer
  • Paula Bisacca - artwork
  • Jack Mitchell - photography