|Tighten Up Vol. 88|
|Studio album by|
|Studio||Beethoven St. Studios, West London|
|Big Audio Dynamite chronology|
|Singles from Tighten Up, Vol. 88|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|The New Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Tighten Up Vol. 88 is the third studio album by English band Big Audio Dynamite, released in 1988.The album peaked at No. 33 on the UK Albums Chart and at No. 102 on the Billboard 200 but was their first not to receive a certification.
The album derives its name from the Tighten Up compilation album series by Trojan Records. The album's cover artwork was designed by Paul Simonon, the former bassist for the Clash, of whom Mick Jones was a member. Big Audio Dynamite's keyboardist Dan Donovan took the back cover photo with Josh Cheuse.
|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|
|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)
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