Industry Standard

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Industry Standard
Industry Standard Cover.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 1981-January 1982
ProducerSteve Morse, Eddy Offord
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The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

Industry Standard is the sixth studio album by the Dixie Dregs, released in 1982. This was the second of two albums released under the moniker The Dregs, and is their only album featuring vocals (by Alex Ligertwood of Santana and Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers on one track each); it also garnered the group their fourth Grammy nomination. Ligertwood sang on "Crank It Up". Simmons sang on and co-wrote "Ridin' High". Industry Standard was also the last album by The Dixie Dregs before their split in 1983, and their last one for 12 years until the release of Full Circle in 1994.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Steve Morse, except where noted.

  1. "Assembly Line" – 4:25
  2. "Crank It Up" (Morse, The Dregs) – 3:35
  3. "Chips Ahoy" – 3:39
  4. "Bloodsucking Leeches" – 3:59
  5. "Up in the Air" – 2:27
  6. "Ridin' High" (Morse, Simmons) – 3:40
  7. "Where's Dixie?" – 3:57
  8. "Conversation Piece" – 6:12
  9. "Vitamin Q" – 5:33


Guest Performers[edit]


  1. ^ Gioffre, Daniel (2011). "Industry Standard - The Dregs | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 62. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.