Greatest Hits (Rheostatics album)

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Greatest Hits
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GenreIndie rock
LabelGreen Sprouts
ProducerTom Atom, Rheostatics
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Greatest Hits is the first studio album by Canadian rock band Rheostatics.[1] Only 1,000 copies were released in 1987, and all sold out.[1] The album was subsequently rereleased in 1996.

Despite the album's name, it is not a greatest hits compilation in the conventional sense. It does, however, compile songs from the band's pre-1987 demo releases. The album's best known song is "The Ballad of Wendel Clark, Parts I and II", an ode to Toronto Maple Leafs player Wendel Clark.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crescent Moon" (Dave Bidini) – 2:58
  2. "Canadian Dream" (Tim Vesely) – 4:05
  3. "The Ballad of Wendel Clark, Parts I and II" (Bidini, Dave Clark, Martin Tielli) – 3:30
  4. "Ditch Pigs" (Tielli) – 4:22
  5. "Higher and Higher" (Bidini) – 3:53
  6. "OK by Me" (Bidini, Tielli, Vesely) – 3:20
  7. "Churches and Schools" (Vesely) – 3:04
  8. "Public Square" (Vesely) – 2:31
  9. "Delta 88" (Bidini, Janet Morassutti) – 3:34


  1. ^ a b c "Rheostatics defy pop conventions". The Globe and Mail, January 1, 1991.