Ragged Ass Road

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Ragged Ass Road
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Studio album by Tom Cochrane
Released October 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Heartland rock
Length 53:53
Label Capitol
Producer Tom Cochrane, John Webster
Tom Cochrane chronology
Mad Mad World
(1991)Mad Mad World1991
Ragged Ass Road
Songs of a Circling Spirit
(1997)Songs of a Circling Spirit1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Ragged Ass Road is the third solo studio album by Red Rider frontman Tom Cochrane, released in October 1995. The album was named for Ragged Ass Road, a street in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Songs from the album include "I Wish You Well", which became the first Canadian song to debut at #1 on the RPM Canadian Singles Charts, as well as three other Top 20 hits in Canada: "Wildest Dreams" (#5 RPM Canadian Charts), "Dreamer's Dream" (#4 RPM Canadian Charts) and "Crawl" (#11 RPM Canadian Charts). Ragged Ass Road earned two Juno award nominations and achieved Platinum sales status in Canada. The album was produced by Cochrane and John Webster at Metalworks Studios and Ragged Ass Road Studios.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tom Cochrane unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Length
1. "I Wish You Well" 4:24
2. "Wildest Dreams" 4:12
3. "Just Scream" 4:53
4. "Paper Tigers" 3:56
5. "Crawl" (Bill Bell, Cochrane) 4:15
6. "Ragged Ass Road" 4:45
7. "Flowers in the Concrete" (Annette Ducharme) 4:02
8. "Dreamer's Dream" 4:57
9. "Message (Rise Up Again)" 4:33
10. "Best Waste of Time" (Ducharme) 4:36
11. "Will of the Gun" (Ducharme) 4:46
12. "Song Before I Leave"" 4:34