Atomic Roooster

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Atomic Roooster
Atomic Rooster.jpg
Studio album by Atomic Rooster
Released February 1970
Recorded December 1969 - January 1970
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 40:14
Label B&C (original UK release)
Fontana (original European release)
Repertoire (1991 German reissue)
Producer Atomic Rooster
Tony Colton (tracks 1 and 7)
Atomic Rooster chronology
Atomic Roooster
(1970)
Death Walks Behind You
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Atomic Roooster [sic], also spelled Atomic Ro-o-oster on some later CD reissues, is the first album by British rock band Atomic Rooster.

A few weeks after its release, guitarist and vocalist John Du Cann joined and Nick Graham, the original vocalist and bassist, left. Du Cann subsequently overdubbed three of the album's tracks for a projected US release. However, in the event, the album never saw US release and the overdubbed tracks eventually surfaced on a second pressing of the album in the UK (though with no corrections to the album credits), and subsequent CD reissues.

On the Australian pressing on Interfusion, the rooster's breasts were painted over with feathers on the cover.[1]

The album was reissued on vinyl in 2016.

Track listing[edit]

Original UK LP and 2016 reissue[edit]

  1. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 3:31
  2. "And So to Bed" (Crane) 4:09
  3. "Broken Wings" (John Mayall) 5:47
  4. "Before Tomorrow" (Crane) 5:52
  5. "Banstead" (Crane, Graham, Palmer) 3:29
  6. "S.L.Y." (Crane) 4:43
  7. "Winter" (Crane) 6:53
  8. "Decline and Fall" (Crane, Graham, Palmer) 5:45
  9. "Play the Game" (Du Cann) 4:45 - "Tomorrow Night" B-side 1971, bonus track on 1990 CD release

On the 2004 CD reissue of the album, tracks 3 and 4 on the A-side were transposed with tracks 3 and 4 on the B-side.[2]

2004 Castle Music CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 3:31
  2. "And So to Bed" (Crane) 4:09
  3. "Winter" (Crane) 6:53
  4. "Decline and Fall" (Crane, Graham, Palmer) 5:45
  5. "Banstead" (Crane, Graham, Palmer) 3:29
  6. "S.L.Y." (Crane) 4:43
  7. "Broken Wings" (John Mayall) 5:47
  8. "Before Tomorrow" (Crane) 5:52
  9. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 3:28 - US version: original vocals and piano overdubbed with Du Cann vocals and guitar
  10. "Before Tomorrow" (Crane) 5:47 - US version: original piano, flute and congas overdubbed with Du Cann guitar
  11. "S.L.Y." (Crane) 4:53 - US version: original piano overdubbed with Du Cann guitar
  12. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 4:28 - BBC Radio Session 1970
  13. "Seven Lonely Streets" (Du Cann) 6:15 - BBC Radio Session 1970

2006 Akarma Records unlicensed CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Play the Game" (Du Cann) 4:45
  2. "VUG" (Crane) 4:32 - demo with Carl Palmer 1970
  3. "Devil's Answer" (Du Cann) 3:59 - demo with Carl Palmer 1970
  4. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 4:28 - BBC Radio Session 1970
  5. "Seven Lonely Streets" (Du Cann) 6:15 - BBC Radio Session 1970

Personnel (original album)[edit]


  • John Du Cann: guitar, vocals (on tracks overdubbed for US release)

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