The Devil Hits Back

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The Devil Hits Back
AtomicRooster DevilHits.jpg
Compilation album by Atomic Rooster
Released 1989
Genre Rock
Atomic Rooster chronology
Home to Roost
(1977)Home to Roost1977
The Devil Hits Back
The Best of Atomic Rooster Volumes 1 & 2
(1992)The Best of Atomic Rooster Volumes 1 & 21992

The Devil Hits Back is a compilation album by British rock band Atomic Rooster.

Shortly after the death in 1989 of Atomic Rooster founder member Vincent Crane, it was compiled as a tribute by his widow, Jean, and former bandmate John Du Cann.

As well as containing a dozen latter-era Atomic Rooster tracks, all its reissues are rounded out by Atomic Rooster's three Beat-Club appearances, dating from 1971 and 1972. The Beat-Club tracks were later included, with video, on the Masters from the Vaults DVD.

It was originally released by Demi Monde Records in 1989 as a 10-track LP and a 12-track CD. Subsequently, it was reissued on the Pilot/Burning Airlines label in 1999, with the same cover as before, but adding the three live tracks. Most recently, it was reissued in 2008 by Plastic Head Records with a new cover, but the same 15-track listing.

Track listing (with spelling and title corrections)[edit]

  1. "Devil's Answer" 4:04
  2. "Start to Live" aka "Rebel with a Clause" 2:56
  3. "Play it Again" 3:14
  4. "They Took Control of You" 4:48
  5. "Lost in Space" 5:51
  6. "Do You Know Who's Looking for You?" 3:04
  7. "Watch Out!" 4:08
  8. "Tomorrow Night" 4:50
  9. "Living Underground" aka "Night Living" 3:36
  10. "End of the Day" 3:28
  11. "Don't Lose Your Mind" 3:34
  12. "In the Shadows" 6:54
  13. "Friday the 13th" 4:04 - live 1970
  14. "Tomorrow Night" 4:56 - live 1971
  15. "Breakthrough" 4:54 - live 1972