Tighten Up Vol. 88

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Tighten Up, Vol. 88
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Studio album by Big Audio Dynamite
Released June 1988
Recorded Beethoven St. Studios West London, early 1988
Genre Rock, dance
Length 46:09
Label CBS
Producer Mick Jones
Big Audio Dynamite chronology
No. 10, Upping St.
Tighten Up, Vol. 88
Megatop Phoenix
Singles from Tighten Up, Vol. 88
  1. "Just Play Music!" b/w "Much Worse"
    Released: May 1988
  2. "Other 99" b/w "What Happened To Eddie?"
    Released: July 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Tighten Up, Vol. 88 is the third album by Big Audio Dynamite, recorded, mixed and released at the Beethoven St. Studios in West London in early 1988 (see 1988 in music).

The album derives its name from Tighten Up compilation series by Trojan Records. Album cover was designed by Paul Simonon, former bassist of The Clash and Mick Jones' bandmate. Back sleeve photograph by Dan Donovan and Josh Cheuse. Inner illustration by Kiely Jenkins. Artwork by D.D. & Designlines.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rock Non Stop (All Night Long)" Donovan, Jones, Letts 3:38
2. "Other 99" Jones, Letts 4:49
3. "Funny Names" Jones, Letts 2:29
4. "Applecart" Jones, Roberts 4:21
5. "Esquerita" Jones 2:09
6. "Champagne" Donovan, Jones 4:40
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Mr. Walker Said" Jones, Letts, Roberts 4:31
8. "The Battle of All Saints Road" Jones, Letts 5:13
9. "Hip, Neck & Thigh" Jones, Letts 2:44
10. "2000 Shoes" Donovan, Letts, Roberts 3:20
11. "Tighten Up, Vol. 88" Jones, Letts, Roberts, Williams 4:04
12. "Just Play Music!" Jones, Letts, Roberts 4:11

"The Battle of All Saints Road" includes "Battle of New Orleans" (Traditional) and "Duelin' Banjos" (Arthur Smith)



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: Tighten Up, Vol. 88. Allmusic. Retrieved on 9 April 2010.