Crank (The Almighty album)

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Crank
The Almighty - Crank.jpg
Studio album by The Almighty
Released October 1994
Recorded Spring 1994 at The Manor Studio, Kidlington[1]
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 44:29
Language English
Label Chrysalis
Producer Chris Sheldon
The Almighty chronology
Powertrippin'
(1993)Powertrippin'1993
Crank
(1994)
Just Add Life
(1996)Just Add Life1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4.5/5 stars[2]

Crank is the fourth studio album released by Scottish heavy metal band The Almighty. Two singles, "Jonestown Mind" and "Wrench" were released from the album in multiple parts in the United Kingdom. Music videos were made for both singles. Crank peaked at #15 in the UK albums chart. Crank is a slang term for low-purity Crystal methamphetamine that is usually administered in powder form. It is a stimulant that affects the Central nervous system by causing increased alertness and heart rate. An extended high is usually followed by a severe crash that can result in aggression from the user. The cover artwork, showing an angel throwing a Molotov cocktail at a planet (earth) made out of money was created by noted British artist and anarchist Jamie Reid, who also designed the famous ransom note cover for the Sex Pistols album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.

The album was remastered and re-released only in Japan under the Victor Entertainment label including all the studio b-sides from singles released from the album.[1]

Andy Cairns, front-man of North Irish Alt-metal band Therapy? contributed vocals to several tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ricky Warwick except as indicated[1]

  1. "Ultraviolent" - 3:25
  2. "Wrench" - 4:13
  3. "The Unreal Thing" - 4:02
  4. "Jonestown Mind" (Warwick, Pete Friesen) - 3:42
  5. "Move Right In" (Friesen, Warwick) - 3:08
  6. "Crank and Deceit" (Warwick, Friesen, Del James) - 2:32
  7. "United State of Apathy" - 3:27
  8. "Welcome to Defiance" (Warwick, Friesen) - 3:39
  9. "Way Beyond Belief" (Friesen, Warwick, Floyd London, Stump Monroe) - 5:00
  10. "Crackdown" - 2:57
  11. "Sorry for Nothing" (Warwick, Friesen) - 3:15
  12. "Cheat" - 2:40
  13. "Shitzophrenic" (London) -2:36
    • hidden track; instrumental

1998 Japan remastered bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Knocking on Joe" - 3:57
  2. "Thanks Again, Again" (Warwick, James) - 4:11
  3. "Do Anything You Wanna Do" (Ed Hollis, Graeme Douglas) - 3:37
  4. "State of Emergency" (Jake Burns) - 2:29
  5. "Give Me Fire" (Colin Abrahall, Colin Blyth, Ross Lomas, Andrew Williams) - 3:03
  6. "Hellelujah" - 3:40
  7. "Jonestown Mind (Ruts Mix)" (Warwick, Friesen) - 5:24
    • Remixed by Glen David "Dave" Ruffy & John "Segs" Jennings (The Ruts)

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[1]

The Almighty

Additional musicians

Production[edit]

Mastered by Andy Van Dett at Masterdisk, NY

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Crank (CD). The Almighty. Victor [JPN]. 1994 (1998). VICP-5742.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "The Almighty — Crank". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-06.