Sundown (Rank and File album)

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Rank and File sundown album.jpg
Studio album by Rank and File
Released 1982
Recorded June 1982, The Automatt, San Francisco
Genre Cowpunk, new wave
Label Warner Bros.
Producer David Kahne
Rank and File chronology
Long Gone Dead
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Sundown was the debut album by Los Angeles cowpunk band Rank and File, released in 1982 on Slash Records. Critic Robert Christgau gave it an "A-" in his Consumer Guide,[2] while Trouser Press called the album "effortlessly enjoyable," citing its "tuneful and tasty pop numbers, which also benefit from pretty harmonies and confident playing."[3] It was voted one of the best albums of the year in the Village Voice's influential Pazz & Jop critics poll.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chip Kinman and Tony Kinman except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. Amanda Ruth (3:10)
  2. (Glad I'm) Not In Love (2:29)
  3. Rank and File (Alejandro Escovedo, Kinman, Session, Miller) (4:52)
  4. Post Office (3:00)
  5. The Conductor Wore Black (3:33)

Side two[edit]

  1. Sundown (3:04)
  2. I Went Walking (2:57)
  3. Lucky Day (3:42)
  4. I Don't Go Out Much Anymore (2:17)
  5. Coyote (5:05)


  • Chip Kinman - guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Tony Kinman - bass, vocals
  • Slim Evans - drums
  • Alejandro Escovedo - guitar, vocals