Tooth & Nail (Billy Bragg album)

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Tooth & Nail
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Studio album by Billy Bragg
Released March 18, 2013 (2013-03-18) (United Kingdom)
March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19) (United States)
Studio The Garfield House Studio, South Pasadena, California
Genre Country folk, Americana, alternative rock
Length 42:05
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer Joe Henry
Billy Bragg chronology
Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
(2012)Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions2012
Tooth & Nail
Bridges Not Walls
(2017)Bridges Not Walls2017

Tooth & Nail is a 2013 studio album by folk musician Billy Bragg.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Billy Bragg, except "I Ain't Got No Home", authorship unknown, but popularised by Woody Guthrie, based on an old Gospel song, dating back at least to the 1930s.

1."January Song"2:19
2."No One Knows Nothing Anymore"4:31
3."Handyman Blues"3:03
4."I Ain't Got No Home"3:33
5."Swallow My Pride"2:50
6."Do Unto Others"4:08
7."Over You"3:15
8."Goodbye, Goodbye"3:16
9."There Will Be a Reckoning"3:30
10."Chasing Rainbows"3:39
11."Your Name on My Tongue"4:50
12."Tomorrow's Going to Be a Better Day"3:10
Total length:42:05


  • Billy Bragg - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Greg Leisz - acoustic guitar, pedal steel, mandolin
  • David Piltch - bass, upright bass
  • Patrick Warren - keyboards
  • Jay Bellerose - drums, percussion


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club(B+)[3]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
The Australian5/5 stars[6]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[7]

The album has received mixed to positive reception from reviewers.


A video was produced for the track "Handyman Blues", directed by Johnny Vegas. Vegas also starred, alongside Bragg, Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon, Phill Jupitus, Samuel West, Neil Morrissey, Ricky Grover and Ross Noble. The video depicts a group of men gathering in a DIY store to discuss their lack of practical skills and work through their fear of items in the store.


  1. ^ "Tooth and Nail– Billy Bragg". Metacritic. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. Tooth & Nail at AllMusic. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Modell, Josh (March 19, 2013). "Billy Bragg Tooth & Nail". The A.V. Club. The Onion, Inc. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  4. ^ Bray, Ryan (March 28, 2013). "Album Review: Billy Bragg – Tooth and Nail". Consequence of Sound.
  5. ^ Spencer, Neil (March 16, 2013). "Billy Bragg: Tooth & Nail — review". The Observer. Guardian Media Group.
  6. ^ "Tooth & Nail (Billy Bragg)". The Australian. News Limited. March 23, 2013.
  7. ^ Philip, Matusavage (March 8, 2012). "Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail". MusicOMH. Retrieved March 23, 2012.