Three Songs on a Trip to the United States

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Three Songs on a Trip to the United States
Red Krayola - Three Songs on a Trip to the United States.jpg
Studio album / Live album by
Released1983
RecordedConny's Studio & Trident (studio)
August 28, 1983, in Cologne (live)
Genre Experimental rock
Length29:22
Label Pure Freude (original release)
Drag City (reissue)
Producer Jon Caffery
The Red Krayola chronology
Black Snakes
(1983)
Three Songs on a Trip to the United States
(1983)
Malefactor, Ade
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 8/10 [2]

Three Songs on a Trip to the United States is the fourth album by the experimental rock band Red Krayola, released in 1983 by Pure Freude. [3] The album was adopted by Drag City and re-issued on CD in 1997. [4]

Contents

Critical reception

Alternative Rock singled out the album, writing: "Essentially an EP, the set peaks across its second side and a hefty live slab of stripped-down psychedelics." [5] Rock: The Rough Guide called it "highly recommended." [6]

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Monster One"3:02
2."California Girl"6:18
3."Caribbean Postcard"3:42
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Discipline"2:33
2."X"2:43
3."Wives in Orbit"3:01
4."Ergastulum"3:11
5."Portrait of You"4:52

Personnel

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References

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  2. Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. p. 322.
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