Casual Gods

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Casual Gods
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary, 1988
RecordedD.V. Recording, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sigma Sound Studios, New York City, New York
LabelSire/Warner Bros. Records (USA)
Fontana Records (UK & Europe)
ProducerJerry Harrison
Jerry Harrison chronology
The Red and the Black
Casual Gods
Walk on Water
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Casual Gods was the second solo album by Jerry Harrison. His third, Walk on Water, also bore the Casual Gods name as a proxy for the band.

The track "Man with a Gun" was featured in the 1988 film Two Moon Junction, and the instrumental version of the same song was used in the 1986 Jonathan Demme film Something Wild.[citation needed] The track "Cherokee Chief" first appears on the 1987 Sire Records promotional sampler Just Say Yes. The single "Rev It Up" hit the Us Mainstream charts topping out at #7 in 1987, and receives radio airplay still at the current time. The album cover art features a photograph of the Serra Pelada gold mine by renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Jerry Harrison, except where indicated

  1. "Rev It Up" (Jerry Harrison, John Sieger, Ernie Brooks) – 4:17
  2. "Song of Angels" – 3:35
  3. "Man with a Gun" – 4:35
  4. "Let It Come Down" – 4:52
  5. "Cherokee Chief" (Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks) – 4:30
  6. "A Perfect Lie" (Jerry Harrison, Arthur Russell, Ernie Brooks) – 4:25
  7. "Are You Running?" (Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks, Monique Dayan) – 4:20
  8. "Breakdown in the Passing Lane" – 4:37
  9. "A.K.A. Love" (Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks) – 4:10
  10. "We're Always Talking" (Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks) – 4:40
  11. "Bobby" (Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks) – 4:03
  12. "Bobby" (Extended Mix) (Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks) – 6:58

The extended mix of "Bobby" did not appear on the LP or cassette versions of the album, but was featured as the B-side of the "Rev It Up" 45rpm single. "Breakdown in the Passing Lane" was not on the original U.S. LP release.


Chart (1988) Peak
Australian (Kent Music Report) 18[2]


  • David Avidor, Eric "E.T." Thorngren, J.C. Convertino, John "Tokes" Potoker, Robin Laine – overdub recording


  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Casual Gods". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 134. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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