Law of the Fish

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Law of the Fish
Radiators Law of the Fish album.jpg
Studio album by The Radiators
Released 1987
Recorded Southlake Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre swamp rock
Length 45:38
Label Epic
Producer Rodney Mills
The Radiators chronology
Heat Generation
Law of the Fish
Zig-Zaggin' Through Ghostland
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Law of the Fish is the third album by The Radiators. It is their second studio album and their first major label release.


After a five-year hiatus from record-making (but not from performing), The Radiators signed with Epic Records and released their first major label album, which helped introduce their self-described "fishhead music" to a national audience. The album made it up to #139 on the Billboard 200, and the songs "Doctor, Doctor" and "Like Dreamers Do" made it to #20 and #23 respectively on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

The songs on the album were written over a period of several years, with the oldest, "Suck the Head", bearing a 1979 copyright date. Only two of the songs, "Oh Beautiful Loser" and "Sparkplug" actually have a 1987 copyright date.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "This Wagon's Gonna Roll" (Ed Volker) – 4:20
  2. "Like Dreamers Do" (Volker) – 4:04
  3. "Doctor, Doctor" (Volker, Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin, Reggie Scanlan, Frank Bua Jr., Glenn Sears) – 4:05
  4. "Oh Beautiful Loser" (Volker) – 4:12
  5. "Suck the Head" (Volker, Baudoin) – 3:14
  6. "Mood to Move" (Volker) – 3:59

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Sparkplug" (Volker) – 3:01
  2. "Holiday" (Volker) – 4:01
  3. "Love Is a Tangle" (Volker) – 4:10
  4. "Boomerang" (Volker) – 4:20
  5. "Hard Time Train" (Volker) – 5:35
  6. "Law of the Fish" (Volker, Malone, Baudoin, Scanlan, Bua Jr., Sears) – 0:59



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