Life in Exile After Abdication

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Life in Exile After Abdication
Studio album by Moe Tucker
Released 1989
Recorded March 1988, June – October 1988
Studio Noise, New York City, Mirror Image, Gainesville, Florida
Genre Alternative pop, rock, post-punk
Label 50 Skidillion Watts
Producer Moe Tucker
Moe Tucker chronology
Life in Exile After Abdication
'I Spent a Week There the Other Night'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Life in Exile after Abdication is the second album by Moe Tucker, released in 1989. Rather than performing all of the instruments herself, as on her debut album, Tucker is accompanied by Lou Reed, Jad Fair, Daniel Johnston and members of Sonic Youth. Reed selected the album as one of his 'picks of 1989'.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Moe Tucker except where noted.

Tracks 11 – 14 are bonus tracks from Moejadkatebarry and only appear on the Rev-Ola reissue.


  • Moe Tucker – guitar, percussion, piano, drums, vocals, production, mixing
  • Barry Stock – bass
  • Jad Fair – guitar, percussion, cymbals, background vocals
  • Kate Messer – acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, conga, background vocals
  • Hank Beckmeyer – bass, guitar, percussion, background vocals, slide guitar
  • Lou Reed – guitar on tracks 1 and 7
  • Kim Gordon – bass, percussion, background vocals
  • Thurston Moore – guitar
  • Steve Shelley – drums
  • Lee Ranaldo – guitar
  • Don Fleming – background vocals
  • Daniel Johnston – piano, vocals
  • Scott Jarvis – drums, background vocals
  • Ann Marie Ear – piano
  • Rob Elk – background vocals
  • M. Kostek – percussion
  • Joe Martinelli – percussion, drums, background vocals