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Don't Try This At Home


Download links and information about Don't Try This At Home by Billy Bragg. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 30 tracks with total duration of 01:49:04 minutes.

Artist: Billy Bragg
Release date: 1991
Genre: Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 30
Duration: 01:49:04
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No. Title Length
1. Accident Waiting To Happen 4:00
2. Moving the Goalposts 2:34
3. Everywhere 5:00
4. Cindy of a Thousand Lives 4:14
5. You Woke Up My Neighbourhood 3:11
6. Trust 4:13
7. God's Footballer 3:04
8. The Few 3:27
9. Sexuality 3:48
10. Mother of the Bride 3:35
11. Tank Park Salute 3:30
12. Dolphins 4:20
13. North Sea Bubble 3:19
14. Rumours of War 2:50
15. Wish You Were Her 2:46
16. Body of Water 3:57
17. Party of God 4:15
18. North Sea Bubble (Demo) 3:29
19. Sexuality (Demo) 3:53
20. Just One Victory (Alternate Version) 5:30
21. Everywhere (Alternate Version) 4:42
22. Trust (Demo) 5:42
23. Bread & Circuses 4:28
24. Cindy of a Thousand Lives (Demo) 3:38
25. The Few (Demo) 3:50
26. Revolution 1:50
27. Tighten Up Your Wig (feat. The Athenians & DJ Woody Lee) 3:17
28. Mbh 2:07
29. This Gulf Between Us 2:46
30. Piccadilly Rambler 1:49



After dipping his toes in the notion of using backing musicians on Talking With the Taxman About Poetry, Billy Bragg finally dove in headfirst with Worker's Playtime, but Don't Try This at Home was where Bragg first began to sound completely comfortable with the notion of a full band. With Johnny Marr (who helped produce two tracks), Peter Buck, Michael Stipe, and Kirsty MacColl on hand to give the sessions a taste of star power, Don't Try This at Home sounds full but uncluttered; the arrangements (most complete with — gasp! — drums) flesh out Bragg's melodies, giving them greater strength in the process, and Billy's craggy vocals wrap around the melodies with significantly more flexibility than on previous recordings. With the exception of the rabble-rousing "Accident Waiting to Happen" and "North Sea Bubble," and the witty "Sexuality," most of Don't Try This at Home finds Billy Bragg in a contemplative mood; the political tunes are subtle (and don't hector), such as the mournful "Rumours of War," and the songs about love tend to examine the less hopeful side of relationships, like "Mother of the Bride" and the lovely "You Woke Up My Neighborhood." But there's also an understated wit to many of the songs, especially the well-drawn "God's Footballer," and Bragg approached the work of other songwriters to splendid effect on Fred Neil's "Dolphins and Sid Griffin's "Everywhere." Don't Try This at Home isn't the sort of album that announces itself loudly, but slip into its understated textures and you'll discover one of Bragg's warmest and most thoughtful albums.