Tales of the City (album)
|Tales of the City (album)|
|Studio album by|
|Singles from Tales of the City|
Tales of the City is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Rockmelons. It was released in May 1988 on True Tone Records and peaked at number six on the Australian album charts. The band shared the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Award for 'Best Debut Album' in 1988 with 1927's album ...ish.
It was re-issued in 1992 by Mushroom Records.
The first single, "Rhymes", was a cover of Al Green's song, from his 1974 album, Al Green Is Love.
- "New Groove" - 4:39
- "What's It Gonna Be?" - 4:46
- "Jump" - 2:31
- "Thief" (R. Medhurst, J. Jones, B. Jones) - 3:21
- "Dreams in the Empty City" (R. Medhurst, J. Jones, B. Jones) - 3:45
- "Get Back on the Groove" - 4:56
- "Rhymes" (A. Green, M. Hodges) - 4:43
- "Boogietron" (J. Jones, B. Jones) - 4:22
- "Money Talks" - 3:59
Weekly chart positions
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||14|
|Australian Albums Chart||31|
|Australian Artist Albums Chart||14|
- Raymond Medhurst - keyboards
- Byron Jones - keyboards, bass guitar, vocals
- Jonathon Jones - keyboards, guitar, drums
- John Kenny - vocals
- Mary Azzopardi - vocals
- Wendy Matthews - vocals
- Producer - Robin Smith
- Engineer - Barry Rudolph
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