The Jayhawks (album)

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The Jayhawks
Studio album by The Jayhawks
Released 1986
Recorded Minneapolis, MN
Genre Alt-country, country rock
Length 37:54
Label Bunkhouse Records
Producer Charlie Pine
The Jayhawks chronology
The Jayhawks
Blue Earth

The Jayhawks is a 1986 album by The Jayhawks. It is also known as the Bunkhouse Tapes.[1]


Out of print for many years, the album was digitally remastered from reel-to-reel and reissued by Lost Highway Records on May 18, 2010. The re-release features an eleven-page booklet designed by Mark Olson.

"Falling Star" is available on Music From The North Country - The Jayhawks Anthology.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

In his review for Allmusic, critic Mark Deming contrasts the early Jayhawks sound with their later work and noted "though it captures some strong and confident performances from a fine band, it's clear they were still a few years away from finding the sound that would make Blue Earth and Hollywood Town Hall some of the most memorable music to come from the first wave of alt-country."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Falling Star"
  2. "Tried and True Love"
  3. "Let the Critics Wonder"
  4. "Let the Last Night be the Longest (Lonesome Morning)"
  5. "Behind Bars"
  6. "Cherry Pie"
  7. "The Liquor Store Came First"
  8. "People in This Place on Every Side"
  9. "Misery Tavern"
  10. "(I'm Not in) Prison"
  11. "King of Kings"
  12. "Good Long Time"
  13. "Six Pack on the Dashboard"


  • Mark Olson – vocals, guitar
  • Gary Louris – vocals, guitar
  • Marc Perlman – bass
  • Norm Rogers – drums
Additional musicians
  • Cal Hand – pedal steel guitar
  • Charlie Pine – piano (on "King of Kings")
  • Produced by Charlie Pine


  1. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "The Jayhawks > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 

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