Fire on the Bayou

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Fire on the Bayou
Meters fire on the bayou.jpg
Studio album by The Meters
Released July 1975
Recorded Sea-Saint Studios
Genre Funk
Length 45:55 (11 track release)
Label Reprise (MS 2228)
Producer Allen Toussaint, The Meters
The Meters chronology
Rejuvenation
(1974)
Fire on the Bayou
(1975)
Trick Bag
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (unfavorable) [2]
Robert Christgau (B) [3]

Fire on the Bayou is the sixth studio album by the funk band The Meters.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Meters (Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr.) except as noted[1][4].

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out in the Country"   3:38
2. "Fire on the Bayou" The Meters, Cyril Neville 4:10
3. "Love Slip Upon Ya"   4:59
4. "Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans" The Meters, Cyril Neville 3:38
5. "They All Ask'd for You"   4:12
6. "Can You Do Without?"   3:52
7. "Liar" Russ Ballard 5:12
8. "You're a Friend of Mine"   4:11
9. "Middle of the Road"   7:57
10. "Running Fast"   1:27
11. "Mardi Gras Mambo" Frankie Adams, Lou Welsch, Ken Elliot 2:39
Bonus tracks on the 2001 digitally remastered CD
No. Title Length
12. "Running Fast" (Single Version) 3:26
13. "Keep On Marching" 3:20
14. "He Bite Me" 2:54
15. "A Mother's Love" 2:19
16. "Jambalaya" 2:45

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[5]

Primary artist
Additional composition
Production
  • Allen Toussaint – producer
  • Marshall Sehorn – executive producer, remixing
  • Efram Turchick – project manager
  • Tim Livingston – project manager
  • Roberta Grace – engineer
  • Ken Laxton – engineer, remixing
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Al Quaglieri – mastering
  • Bunny Matthews – liner notes
  • Rich Russell – design
  • Paul Howrilla (aka Paul Andrew) – graphic design, photo courtesy of Photographique Studios, Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Allmusic: Fire on the Bayou – review". allmusic.com. Archived from the original on December 18, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ward, Ed (9 October 1975). "The Meters: Fire On The Bayou". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow (RS 197). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2007-11-18. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Meters". RobertChristgau.com. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Meters – Fire on the Bayou". Discogs.com. 1975. Archived from the original on February 19, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Allmusic: Fire on the Bayou – credits". allmusic.com. Archived from the original on December 20, 2015. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mardi Gras in New Orleans – compilation album". discogs.com. 1977. Archived from the original on February 16, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2016.