Detroit (Whiteout song)

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Single by Whiteout
from the album Bite It
B-side "Just Passin' Through, Kid"
"Dee Troyt"
Released September 1994 (1994-09)
Format CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, cassette
Recorded 1994 at Park Lane Studio (Glasgow) and Bark Studio (London)
Genre Rock, indie rock, Britpop
Length 12:22
Label Silvertone
Writer(s) Carroll/Lindsay/Smith/Jones
Producer(s) Oronsay Avenue, Kenny Paterson, Brian O'Shaughnessy
Whiteout singles chronology
"Jackie's Racing"
For other uses of Detroit, see Detroit (disambiguation).

"Detroit" is a song by Scottish rock band Whiteout, released as their third single in 1994 (see 1994 in music). Although it was not part of the band's debut album Bite It (1995) on its initial release, there is an expanded edition available which has "Detroit" added as a 13th track. The B-side "Dee Troyt" is a slowed-down, almost acoustic version of the single's title track with some alternate lyrics and layered harmonies reminiscent of The Beach Boys. The second B-side, "Just Passin' Through, Kid"—a country-esque instrumental song—also appeared as the last track on the Japanese EP No Time.

Track listing[edit]

CD and 12" vinyl:

  1. "Detroit" – 4:38
  2. "Just Passin' Through, Kid" – 3:39
  3. "Dee Troyt" – 4:05

7" vinyl and cassette:

  1. "Detroit" – 4:38
  2. "Dee Troyt" – 4:05

All songs written by Carroll/Lindsay/Smith/Jones


Additional personnel

  • Those Sweet Soul Swinging Singing Sisters Deborah & Maria – backing vocals on "Detroit"
  • Brian Oblivion – slide guitar on "Just Passin' Through, Kid"


  • Production: Oransay Avenue and Kenny Paterson (track 1)
  • Production: Oransay Avenue and Brian O'Shaughnessy (tracks 2 and 3)
  • Engineering and mix: Kenny Paterson at Park Lane Studio (track 1)
  • Engineering and mix: Brian O'Shaughnessy at Bark Studio (tracks 2 and 3)
  • Assistant engineer: Alex Jones (tracks 2 and 3)
  • Mastering: Porkey's
  • Cover design: George Miller
  • Photography: Elaine Constantine

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Date of Entry[1] Peak position[1]
UK Singles Chart 1994-09-24 73


  1. ^ a b Zywiet, Tobias. "Chart Log UK". Retrieved 2009-08-31.