Black Ticket Day

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Black Ticket Day
Black Ticket Day.jpg
Studio album by Ed Kuepper
Released August 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Label Hot
Producer Ed Kuepper & Phil Punch
Ed Kuepper chronology
Honey Steel's Gold
(1991)Honey Steel's Gold1991
Black Ticket Day
Serene Machine
(1993)Serene Machine1993

Black Ticket Day is the sixth solo album by Australian guitarist and songwriter Ed Kuepper recorded in 1992 and released on the Hot label.[1]


The album spent 2 weeks in the Australian charts in 1992 peaking at number 45.[2] Black Ticket Day was awarded an ARIA for the Best Independent Release and was a nominee for Best Album at the ARIA Music Awards of 1993.[3]

The Allmusic review by Roch Parisien awarded the album 2½ stars and states "Even at his most gorgeously melodic, there's always a dark, mournful tinge to Kuepper's work. His ability to combine beauty with sadness and basic pop structures with extended improvisation can be mesmerizing".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ed Kuepper except as indicated
  1. "It's Lunacy" - 3:56
  2. "Blind Girl Stripper" - 9:02
  3. "Real Wild Life" - 3:52
  4. "All My Ideas Run to Crime" - 5:46
  5. "Black Ticket Day" - 4:42
  6. "Helps Me Understand" - 5:42
  7. "There's Nothing Natural" - 3:49
  8. "Walked Thin Wires" - 6:39
  • Recorded at Electric Avenue Studio, Rozelle, Sydney, Australia.



  1. ^ The Kuepper Files: Discography accessed 5 July 2010
  2. ^ Australian Charts entry Archived 12 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 6 July 2010
  3. ^ 7th Annual ARIA Awards Archived 14 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 8 July 2010.
  4. ^ a b Parisien, R. Allmusic Review accessed 5 July 2010