Based on a True Story (The Del-Lords album)

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Based on a True Story
Based on a True Story (The Del-Lords album).jpg
Studio album by The Del-Lords
Released 1988
Genre Rock
Length 44:26
Label Enigma Records
Producer Neil Giraldo
The Del-Lords chronology
Johnny Comes Marching Home
Based on a True Story
Howlin' at the Halloween Moon
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Based on a True Story is an album released in 1988 by Del Lords on Enigma Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Scott Kempner.

No. Title Length
1. "Crawl in Bed"   3:57
2. "Judas Kiss"   4:36
3. "Ashes to Ashes"   4:19
4. "I'm Gonna Be Around"   3:01
5. "Poem of the River"   5:58
6. "The Cool and the Crazy"   5:18
7. "Cheyenne"   3:47
8. "A Lover's Prayer"   4:45
9. "Whole Lotta Nothin' Goin' On"   3:34
10. "River of Justice"   5:10


The Del-Lords
Additional musicians and production
  • Scotty Bem – gong
  • Pat Benatar – backing vocals on "Judas Kiss" & "Poem of the River"
  • Lenny Castropercussion
  • Spyder Curtis James – keyboards on "Judas Kiss", "Poem of the River", & "Ashes to Ashes"
  • Frank Linx – vocals on "Cheyenne", "Whole Lotta Nothin' Goin' On", "A Lover's Prayer", "Judas Kiss", "River of Justice"
  • Rev. Mojo Nixon – sermon on "River of Justice"
  • Johnny Powers – harp on "River of Justice" & "A Lover's Prayer"
  • Kevin Savigar – keyboards on "Whole Lotta Nothin' Goin' On" & "Poem of the River"
  • Kim Shattuck & Karen Blankfeld of The Pandoras – vocals on "The Cool and the Crazy"
  • Syd Straw – backing vocals on "Judas Kiss", "River of Justice", & "Ashes to Ashes"
  • Gordon Fordyce – engineer
  • Michael Frondelli – mixing
  • Neil Geraldo – production
  • Assistant engineers: Bill Cooper, Angus Davidson, Scott E. Gordon


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Based on a True Story". Allmusic. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Del-Lords: Based on a True Story". Robert Retrieved August 8, 2012. 

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