Industry Standard

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Industry Standard
Industry Standard Cover.jpg
Studio album by The Dregs
Released 1982
Recorded November 1981-January 1982
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 37:27
Label Arista
Producer Steve Morse, Eddy Offord
The Dregs chronology
Unsung Heroes
(1981)Unsung Heroes1981
Industry Standard
Off the Record
(1988)Off the Record1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Industry Standard is a 1982 album by The Dregs. It is their only album featuring vocals (by Alex Ligertwood of Santana and Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers on one track each) and garnered the group their fourth Grammy nomination. Ligertwood sang on "Crank It Up". Simmons sang on and co-wrote "Ridin' High".

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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 62. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.