Street Sweeper Social Club (album)

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Street Sweeper Social Club
Studio album by Street Sweeper Social Club
Released June 16, 2009 (2009-06-16)
Genre Rap rock, alternative rock, funk rock
Length 39:03
Label Warner Music Group
Producer Tom Morello
Street Sweeper Social Club chronology
NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler
(2009)NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler2009
Street Sweeper Social Club
The Ghetto Blaster EP
(2010)The Ghetto Blaster EP2010
Singles from Street Sweeper Social Club
  1. "100 Little Curses"
    Released: April 27, 2009
  2. "Promenade"
    Released: September 29, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters3/10 stars[2]
RapReviews7.5/10 stars[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
SPIN6/10 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media(3.9/10)[6]

Street Sweeper Social Club is the debut self-titled album by American rap rock supergroup Street Sweeper Social Club, composed of guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave and rapper/emcee Boots Riley of The Coup. The album was released by Warner Music Group on June 16, 2009.

The first single from the album, entitled "100 Little Curses", premiered on the band's Myspace on April 27, 2009.

Two additional songs from the album: "Clap for the Killers" and "The Oath" were released on the NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler, the EP sampler supporting the 2009 NIN|JA tour with Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction.

Morello describes the album as "revolutionary party jams. It's got huge steamroller riffs combined with depth, charge, funk, while Boots unloads clip after clip of incendiary rhymes rich with satire and venom."[7] Boots Riley added that "this is a time when the working class is being fleeced left and right. More families will be homeless and more people will be jobless. They'll need something to listen to on their iPods while storming Wall Street."[8]

To support the release of the album, the band was confirmed as the opener for the Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction 2009 tour, running from the 8th of May to the 12th of June.

On September 29, 2009, Tom Morello confirmed that "Promenade" was going to be a single via YouTube.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tom Morello and Boots Riley, except where noted.

1."Fight! Smash! Win!"3:35
2."100 Little Curses"4:03
3."The Oath"4:25
4."The Squeeze"3:13
5."Clap for the Killers"3:57
6."Somewhere in the World It's Midnight"3:20
7."Shock You Again" (Stanton Moore, Morello, Riley)2:41
8."Good Morning, Mrs. Smith"3:20
9."Megablast" (Moore, Morello, Riley)3:47
11."Nobody Moves (Til We Say Go)"4:13
12."Promenade" (Live) (iTunes bonus track) 

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 37
U.S. Top Independent Albums 4


Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "PopMatters review". 
  3. ^ "RapReviews review". 
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 
  5. ^ "Spin review". 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  7. ^ Poladian, Charles (2009-04-23). "Street Sweeper Social Club readies Street Sweeper Social Club". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  8. ^ Poladian, Charles (2009-04-23). "Street Sweeper Social Club readies Street Sweeper Social Club". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2009-04-26.