Bitter Sweet & Twisted

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Bitter Sweet & Twisted
Studio album by
Hard rock
ProducerBob Rock
Chris Kimsey
The Quireboys chronology
A Bit of What You Fancy
Bitter Sweet & Twisted
This Is Rock'N'Roll

Bitter Sweet & Twisted is rock band The Quireboys's second studio album, released in 1993. The album was released on EMI and went into the UK Albums Chart at #31.

Three of the tracks from this album ("Tramps & Thieves", "Brother Louie" and "Last Time") were released as singles, the latter of which was only released in Japan. "Brother Louie" was the highest charting from this album, as it reached #32 on the UK Singles Chart.

The album was produced mostly by Bob Rock, some of the tracks were produced by The Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey. After this album, The Quireboys would split up and didn't release another studio album until 2001.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tramps and Thieves"
  2. "White Trash Blues"
  3. "Can't Park Here"
  4. "King of New York"
  5. "Don't Bite the Hand"
  6. "Last Time"
  7. "Debbie"
  8. "Brother Louie"
  9. "Ode to You (Baby Just Walk)"
  10. "Hates to Please"
  11. "My Saint Jude"
  12. "Take No Revenge"
  13. "Wild, Wild, Wild"
  14. "Ain't Love Blind"

Japanese bonus

  1. "Hey you (Live)"
  2. "Sweet Mary Ann (Live)"
  3. "Tramps & thieves (Live)"


  • Spike - vocals, harp and guitar
  • Guy Bailey - guitar, mandolin and vocals
  • Guy Griffin - guitar, sitar and vocals
  • Nigel Mogg - bass and vocals
  • Rudy Richman - drums and percussion
  • Chris Johnstone - piano, Hammond B3 and clavinet

Additional musician[edit]

  • Bob Buckley - string arrangement


  • Tramps and Thieves (1992) UK #41
  • Brother Louie (1992) UK #32
  • Last Time (1992)