Trouble at the Henhouse

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Trouble at the Henhouse
Hip henhouse.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 7, 1996
RecordedKingsway Studio (New Orleans), The Bathouse Recording Studio (Bath, Ontario)
GenreRock, alternative rock, folk rock
Length52:34
LabelMCA
ProducerThe Tragically Hip, Mark Vreeken
The Tragically Hip chronology
Day for Night
(1994)
Trouble at the Henhouse
(1996)
Live Between Us
(1997)
Singles from Trouble at the Henhouse
  1. "Ahead by a Century"
  2. "Gift Shop"
  3. "700 Ft. Ceiling"
  4. "Flamenco"
  5. "Springtime in Vienna"
  6. "Butts Wigglin'"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Trouble at the Henhouse is the fifth studio album from Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. It was released on May 7, 1996. Produced by the band and Mark Vreeken, the album was mixed by Steven Drake, guitarist for Canadian band Odds, which had toured with the Hip the previous year.

The cover art, a photograph by Avery Crounse, is also called "Trouble at the Henhouse".

Commercial and critical performance[edit]

The album debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart, and stayed at #1 for 4 straight weeks.[2][3]

The album won the 1997 Juno Award for Album of the Year and North Star Rock Album of the Year, and The Tragically Hip won the 1997 award for Group of the Year.[4]

The album has been certified 5x platinum in Canada.[5] By March 1997, the album had sold 650,000 units in Canada.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Tragically Hip.

No.TitleLength
1."Gift Shop"4:57
2."Springtime in Vienna"4:38
3."Ahead by a Century"3:43
4."Don't Wake Daddy"5:08
5."Flamenco"4:06
6."700 Ft. Ceiling"3:40
7."Butts Wigglin'"3:47
8."Apartment Song"3:57
9."Coconut Cream"3:21
10."Let's Stay Engaged"4:53
11."Sherpa"5:13
12."Put It Off"5:11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 63, No. 14, May 20, 1996". RPM. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  3. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 63, No. 17, June 10, 1996". RPM. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  4. ^ "1997 Juno Awards". MetroLeap Media. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  5. ^ "Gold Platinum Database: The Tragically Hip - Trouble At The Henhouse". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  6. ^ Tragically Hip, Celine Dion Top Juno Award Scorers. Billboard. Retrieved May 31, 2014.