Fourth Drawer Down

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Fourth Drawer Down
Fourth Drawer Down cover.jpg
Compilation album by The Associates
Released October 1981
Label Situation Two
The Associates chronology
The Affectionate Punch
Fourth Drawer Down

Fourth Drawer Down is the second album by Scottish post-punk/new wave act The Associates, released in October 1981 by record label Situation Two. It compiles the A- and B-sides from the six singles the band released that year on the label.


Fourth Drawer Down was released in October 1981.

The album was re-issued in 2000 by V2 Records, containing five bonus tracks.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME favourable[2]

Fourth Drawer Down has been well-received by critics, with reviewers commenting on the album's increased experimentalism.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Billy Mackenzie and Alan Rankine, except "The Associate", written by Mackenzie, Rankine and Michael Dempsey

No. Title Length
1. "White Car in Germany"   5.28
2. "A Girl Named Property"   4.56
3. "Kitchen Person"   4.53
4. "Q Quarters"   4.55
5. "Tell Me Easter's on Friday"   4.29
6. "The Associate"   5.00
7. "Message Oblique Speech"   5.35
8. "An Even Whiter Car"   4.45


The Associates
Other personnel


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Fourth Drawer Down – The Associates | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Cook, Richard. "Unlimited Company". NME. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

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