Marshall Crenshaw (album)

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Marshall Crenshaw
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Studio album by Marshall Crenshaw
Released April 28, 1982
August 15, 2000 (Reissue)
Recorded January 1982 at Record Plant in New York City
Genre Rock, power pop
Length 34:10
Label Warner Bros.
Rhino (Reissue)
Producer Richard Gottehrer, Marshall Crenshaw
Marshall Crenshaw chronology
Marshall Crenshaw
(1982)
Field Day
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record Guide A[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 9/10[6]

Marshall Crenshaw is the debut studio album by American musician Marshall Crenshaw. It features his breakthrough hit, "Someday, Someway", which reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1982,[7] as well as No. 31 on the Cash Box singles chart. The album spent over six months on the Billboard chart, peaking at No. 50,[8] and eventually sold close to 400,000 copies in the United States. Rolling Stone included the album in their list of "The 100 Best Albums of the Eighties", coming in at No. 72.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Marshall Crenshaw, except where noted.

  1. "There She Goes Again" - 2:39
  2. "Someday, Someway" - 2:53
  3. "Girls..." - 3:04
  4. "I'll Do Anything" - 3:03
  5. "Rockin' Around in N.Y.C." - 3:10
  6. "The Usual Thing" - 3:06
  7. "She Can't Dance" (Crenshaw, Rick Cioffi, Fred Todd) - 2:47
  8. "Cynical Girl" - 2:37
  9. "Mary Anne" - 2:57
  10. "Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)" (Buzz Cason, Tony Moon) - 2:39
  11. "Not for Me" - 2:38
  12. "Brand New Lover" - 2:39

A remastered, reissued version on Rhino/Warner Archives features bonus tracks, which include demos and live tracks.

  1. "Starlit Summer Sky" (Demo, 1979) (Crenshaw, Cioffi, Todd) – 2:48
  2. "Whenever You're on My Mind" (Demo, 1979) (Crenshaw, Bill Teeley) – 3:02
  3. "You're My Favorite Waste of Time" (1979, Marshall Crenshaw & the Handsome, Ruthless and Stupid Band) – 2:38
  4. "Somebody Like You" (1980) – 3:17
  5. "Rave On!" (Live, 1982) (Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty) – 1:35
  6. "The Usual Thing" (Live, 1982) – 3:14
  7. "Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)" (Live, 1982) (Albert Hamilton, Richard Morris, Charles Hatcher) – 2:45
  8. "Look at What I Almost Missed" (Live, 1982) (George Clinton, Tamala Lewis) – 3:58
  9. "I've Been Good to You" (Live, 1981) (Smokey Robinson) – 2:55
  10. "Brand New Lover (Live, 1981) (hidden track) – 3:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Marshall Crenshaw - vocals, guitar, bass
  • Chris Donato – bass, vocals
  • Robert Crenshaw – drums

Guest Musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlann, William. "Marshall Crenshaw [1982] – Marshall Crenshaw". AllMusic. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Marshall Crenshaw: Marshall Crenshaw". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  4. ^ Schruers, Fred (May 13, 1982). "Marshall Crenshaw: Marshall Crenshaw". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 12, 2002. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 200–01. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  6. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-67975574-8. 
  7. ^ Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  8. ^ Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw > Charts & Awards > Billboard Album at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  9. ^ Azerrad, Michael; et al. "The 100 Best Albums of the Eighties", Rolling Stone, November 16, 1989, p. 124.