Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down

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Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down
Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down (The Toasters album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
LabelMoon Ska Records
ProducerRobert "Bucket" Hingley
The Toasters chronology
Hard Band for Dead
Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down
Enemy of the System
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down is the seventh studio album by The Toasters. It has a much more mature sound than their previous albums and wasn't as solely focused on one genre (2-Tone) as their other albums before it had been. The album's cover includes the supposed-Latin motto, "Illegitimis non carborundum", which is supposed to mean "one must not be ground down by the bastards", although it is largely faux-Latin, with "carborundum" (intended to look like a Latin gerundive) actually referring to silicon carbide, a type of abrasive.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWritten byLength
1."Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down"Rob Hingley2:51
2."Fire in My Soul"Lindo3:54
3."I'm Running Right Through the World"Rob Hingley3:50
4."Underground Town"David Waldo3:28
5."Gimmie Some Lovin'"Spencer Davis, Muff Winwood, Steve Winwood2:34
6."Devil and a .45"Rob Hingley3:36
7."Daddy Cry"Rob Hingley, Matt Malles3:17
8."Today's a Good Day"Johnathan McCain3:15
9."Jackie Chan"Rick Faulkner3:59
10."Rude, Rude Baby"Sledge2:28
11."Everything You Said Has Been a Lie"Rob Hingley2:23
12."Spooky Graveyard"Dave Barry, Rob Hingley4:01
13."Big Red"Fred Reiter4:06
14."Bye, Bye, Baby"Hingley, Nobile4:40
15."Weekend in L.A."Sean Dinsmore, Rob Hingley4:15
16."Woyay"Lindo, Malles3:11
17."Rhythm and Pain"Dave Barry1:53


  • Dave Barry – keyboards
  • George Evageliou – engineer
  • Rick Faulkner – trombone
  • Rob "Bucket" Hingley – guitar, vocals
  • Jafo – design, illustrations
  • Joe Johnson – assistant engineer
  • Matt Malles – bass
  • MC Schneeberger – producer, mixing
  • John McCain – drums, vocals
  • Mento Buru – backing vocals
  • Allissa Myhowac – assistant engineer
  • Aaron Owens – guitar
  • Mike Reddy – illustrations, cover design
  • Fred Reiter – saxophone
  • Dale Rio – photography
  • Jack Ruby, Jr. – vocals
  • Sledge – trumpet, vocals
  • Larry "Ace" Snell – drums
  • David Waldo – keyboards


  1. ^ "D.L.T.B.G.Y.D. (Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down) - The Toasters". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 March 2012.