Roll Out the Barrel (album)

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Roll Out the Barrel
Jad Fair and Kramer - Roll Out the Barrel.jpeg
Studio album by
Released1988 (1988)
RecordedNoise New York
(New York City, NY)
GenreExperimental rock
LabelShimmy Disc
Jad Fair chronology
Best Wishes
Roll Out the Barrel
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Kramer chronology
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Roll Out the Barrel
Real Men
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Roll Out the Barrel is a studio album by Jad Fair and Kramer, released in 1988 by Shimmy Disc.[2]


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Spex Germany Albums of the Year[3] 1988 24

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Penn Jillette, except where noted; all music is composed by Mark Kramer, except where noted.

1."Cheerleaders Wild Weekend"Jad Fair, Don Fleming, Mark Kramer1:13
2."Double for Me" 0:59
3."Bird of Prey"Jad Fair, Don Fleming, Mark Kramer2:41
4."Subterranean Homesick Blues" (Bob Dylan cover)Bob Dylan1:22
5."If It's O.K." 1:24
6."Better Safe Than Sorry" 0:22
7."Den of Angels" 1:27
8."Blind Hope" 1:07
9."California" 4:18
10."When Is She Coming" 1:24
11."Second Thought" 1:39
12."Eye of the Hurricane" 0:54
13."Best Left Unsaid" 1:27
14."No One Knows" 2:21
15."By and By"Traditional arr.2:17
16."Help!" (The Beatles cover)Lennon–McCartney2:37
17."Around and Around" (Chuck Berry cover)Chuck Berry2:01
18."What I've Been Waiting For" 1:53
19."Load and Mount" 2:58
20."Nosferatu" 0:46
21."Twist and Shout"Phil Medley, Bert Russell1:15
22."King Kong" (Daniel Johnston cover)Daniel Johnston4:28
23."Rockin' Chair"Hoagy Carmichael2:31
24."Easy to See" 1:24
25."On the Sunny Side of the Street"Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh2:16
26."Flower of the North" 1:44
27."Paths of Glory"Traditional arr.2:23


Adapted from Roll Out the Barrel liner notes.[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1988 Shimmy Disc CS, LP shimmy 012
Netherlands CD, LP SDE 8802
United States 1999 CD SHM-5012


  1. ^ Rovi. "Ralph Carney: Roll Out the Barrel > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Rompers, Terry (2007). "Kramer". Trouser Press. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Albums of the Year - 1988". Spex. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Roll Out the Barrel (booklet). Jad Fair and Kramer. New York City, New York: Shimmy Disc. 1988.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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