TRB Two

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TRB Two
Studio album by Tom Robinson Band
Released March 1979
Recorded December 13-19, 1978
Studio Rockfield Studios, Wales
Genre Punk rock, hard rock, new wave
Label Razor & Tie
EMI
Producer Todd Rundgren
Tom Robinson Band chronology
Power in the Darkness
(1978)Power in the Darkness1978
TRB Two
(1979)
Tom Robinson Band
(1981)Tom Robinson Band1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (A-) [2]
Smash Hits 8/10[3]

TRB Two (also known as TRB2) is the second studio album by Tom Robinson Band. It was recorded days after the original drummer, Dolphin Taylor, had left the band. The TRB disbanded four months after the release. Steve Ridgeway was responsible for the cover design. The album was dedicated to Mrs. Mary Towers, the mother of Liddle Towers. Liddle Towers was an amateur boxer who had died in police custody in 1976 - his case was the subject of the song "Blue Murder".[4]

"Black Angel" had originally been recorded as "Sweet Black Angel" by Robinson's first band, Café Society, on their self-titled debut album in 1975.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tom Robinson; except where indicated

  1. "All Right All Night" (Robinson, Danny Kustow, Dolphin Taylor)
  2. "Why Should I Mind" (Robinson, Danny Kustow)
  3. "Black Angel"
  4. "Let My People Be"
  5. "Blue Murder"
  6. "Bully for You" (music: Peter Gabriel; lyrics: Robinson)
  7. "Crossing Over the Road" (Robinson, Danny Kustow)
  8. "Sorry, Mr. Harris"
  9. "Law & Order" (music: Robinson, Nick Plytas, Taylor; lyrics: Robinson, Dolphin Taylor)
  10. "Days of Rage" (Robinson, Dolphin Taylor)
  11. "Hold Out"

Personnel[edit]

Tom Robinson Band

with:

Technical
  • Bill Price - preparation
  • Paul Libsom, Tom Edmonds - engineer
  • Julie Harris, Steve Ridgeway - cover design

References[edit]