Raw to the Bone

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Raw to the Bone
Wishbone Ash - Raw to the Bone.jpg
Studio album by Wishbone Ash
Released 1985
Studio Surrey Sound, Leatherhead, England
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 38:10
Label Neat
Producer Nigel Gray
Wishbone Ash chronology
Twin Barrels Burning
(1982)Twin Barrels Burning1982
Raw to the Bone
Nouveau Calls
(1987)Nouveau Calls1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Kerrang!4.5/5 stars[1]

Raw to the Bone is the 13th album by rock band Wishbone Ash. It is the only Wishbone Ash album to feature Mervyn Spence on bass and vocals. It is also the last album with guitarist/vocalist Laurie Wisefield, who ended his eleven-year stint with Wishbone Ash after the release of this album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Wishbone Ash, except where noted.

Side 1
  1. "Cell of Fame" – 4:35
  2. "People in Motion" – 3:48
  3. "Don't Cry" – 3:27
  4. "Love Is Blue" – 3:41
  5. "Long Live the Night" – 3:29
Side 2
  1. "Rocket in My Pocket" (Lowell George) – 3:44
  2. "It's Only Love" – 4:07
  3. "Don't You Mess" – 3:51
  4. "Dreams (Searching for an Answer)" – 3:28
  5. "Perfect Timing" – 3:51


Wishbone Ash[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Brad Lang - bass
  • Andrew Bown, Simon Butt - keyboards



  1. ^ Oliver, Derek (17 October 1985). "Wishbone Ash 'Raw to the Bone'". Kerrang!. 105. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 27.