Greetings from Timbuk3

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Greetings from Timbuk3
Greetings From Timbuk 3.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1986
RecordedDustbowl Studios (Hollywood)
*except "Hairstyles and Attitudes" at Lone Star Studios (Austin, Texas)
GenreRock
Length36:05
LabelI.R.S.
ProducerDennis Herring
Timbuk3 chronology
Greetings from Timbuk3
(1986)
Eden Alley
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Greetings from Timbuk3 is the debut album by American band Timbuk3, released in 1986. The album contains their only charting single, "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades", which reached number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The songs "Life is Hard" and "Shame on You" were used on the soundtrack for the 1986 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and were also featured on the film's accompanying soundtrack album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pat MacDonald, except where noted. Copyright Mamdadaddi Music/I.R.S. Music, Inc. admin. by Atlantic Music. (All Songs BMI).

  1. "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" – 3:21
  2. "Life is Hard" – 4:08
  3. "Hairstyles and Attitudes" – 2:51
  4. "Facts About Cats" – 3:16
  5. "I Need You" – 3:50
  6. "Just Another Movie" – 4:16
  7. "Friction" – 3:44
  8. "Cheap Black and White" – 2:54
  9. "Shame On You" – 5:04 (Barbara K. MacDonald, Pat MacDonald)
  10. "I Love You in the Strangest Way" – 2:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Barbara K. MacDonald – co-lead vocals on tracks 1, 5, 10, lead vocals on tracks 4, 9, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, electric, 12-string and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, percussion, harmonica, violin, mandolin
  • Pat MacDonald – co-lead vocals on tracks 1, 5, 10, lead vocals on tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, electric, 12-string and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, percussion, harmonica, violin, mandolin

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Dennis Herring
  • Engineers: Dennis Herring and Mark Teston

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 86
UK Albums Chart[2] 51
US Billboard 200[3] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Allmusic.com
  2. ^ "TIMBUK 3 - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Timbuk 3 Chart History". Retrieved 31 July 2018.