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Spin Doctors Album Releases
Last update: 2013-11-17

This list includes all official Spin Doctors album releases. As with all other discography pages in this section, the most recent albums are on top of the list; scroll down for earlier releases.


If The River Was Whiskey (Vinyl LP)

Ruf Records, July 19th, 2013



1. Some Other Man Instead
2. If The River Was Whiskey
3. Sweetest Portion
4. Traction Blues
5. Scotch And Water Blues
6. About A Train
7. The Drop
8. Ben's Looking Out The Window blues
9. So Bad
10. What My Love?

180g audiophile vinyl pressing of the "If The River Was Whiskey" album. Available via Ruf Records and Amazon.


If The River Was Whiskey

Ruf Records, January (pre release) / April (Europe) / May (US) 2013



1. Some Other Man Instead
2. If The River Was Whiskey
3. Sweetest Portion
4. Traction Blues
5. Scotch And Water Blues
6. About A Train
7. The Drop
8. Ben's Looking Out The Window blues
9. So Bad
10. What My Love?

First studio album since "Nice Talking To Me" (2005). Produced by Spin Doctors, recorded & mixed by Roman Klun, mastered by Ted Jensen. Includes two brand new blues tunes (tracks 1, 2), five previously unrecorded and unreleased songs from the band's early days (tracks 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9) and three re-arrangements and re-recordings of previously released material (tracks 5, 6 and 10). Sold for the first time during the band's UK and Spain tour 2013. Official release April (Europe) and May (US).


Pocket Full Of Kryptonite - 20th Anniversary Tour Live!
Rock House Live, October, 2011



During the US PFOK anniversary tour in October 2011, the band recorded five shows from the opening notes until the last encore, and offered them for sale as limited-edition, double CD sets. Not to be confused with a "sound board" recording, these recordings are fully mixed and mastered on the fly. Available via Rock House Live.

Oct 11, 2011 - Ram's Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD
Live performance of PFOK in sequence plus encores "So Bad", "House", "Safety Pin" and "Lady Kerosene"

Oct 13, 2011 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Live performance of PFOK in sequence plus encores "'Bout A Train", "The Drop", "Hungry Hamed's" and "Lady Kerosene"

Oct 14, 2011 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA

Live performance of PFOK in sequence plus encores "Traction Blues", "Safety Pin" and "Big Fat Funky Booty"

Oct 15, 2011 - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
Live performance of PFOK in sequence plus encores "Gestalt's Blues", "'Bout A Train" and "Lady Kerosene"

Oct 23, 2011 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
Live performance of PFOK in sequence plus encores "Traction Blues", "Big Fat Funky Booty" and "Safety Pin"


Pocket Full Of Kryptonite - 20th Anniversary Edition
Epic, Legacy, August 29, 2011



Disc 1:
1. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
2. What Time Is It?
3. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
4. Forty or Fifty
5. Refrigerator Car
6. More Than She Knows
7. Two Princes
8. Off My Line
9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
10. Shinbone Alley -> Hard To Exist
11. Hard To Exist (different version)

Disc 2:
"Can't Say No" Demo 1989
1. Jimmy Olsen's Blues
2. Can't Say No
3. Hard To Exist
4. At This Hour
5. 40 Or 50
6. Big Fat Funky Booty

"Piece Of Glass" Demo 1990
7. What Time Is It?
8. How Could You Want Him...?
9. Hungry Hamed's
10. House
11. Two Princes
12. Refrigerator Car
13. Rosetta Stone
14. Freeway Of The Plains

Bonus Tracks

15. Turn It Upside Down (live 1993)
16. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong (live 1993 bootleg)

Disc one of the double-CD 20th Anniversary Edition includes a re-mastered version of the classic album. Disc two is comprised of early demo recordings by the band and is a must-own for Spin Doctors fans. These demos were only ever available for sale at gigs on two cassettes, entitled Can't Say No (1989) and Piece Of Glass (1990) [...] Two of the demo tunes "Can t Say No" and "Turn It Upside Down" do not appear on any official Spin Doctors album. The package also includes new liner notes written Cree McCree and many rare, unseen and intimate photos and memorabilia from the band's private collection. Available everywhere.


Playlist: The Very Best Of Spin Doctors
(released January 13th, 2009)



1. What Time Is It?/Off My Line
2. Big Fat Funky Booty (Live)
3. Two Princes
4. Nice Talking To Me
5. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
6. You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast
7. If Wishes Were Horses
8. Cleopatra's Cat
9. Jimmy Olsen's Blues
10. Genuine
11. Bags Of Dirt
12. Margarita
13. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Can Have Me)
14. Refrigerator Car (Live)

From the product description: "Not just the hits, but...the life-changing songs. The out-of-print tracks. The fan favorites everyone loves. The songs that make the artists who they are. You'll no doubt enjoy the sound of the beautifully remastered songs on this CD, unlike the compromised sound of an MP3 file. (...) But we think the thing you'll appreciate most about this Playlist is that even though you didn't make it, you might wish you did. Full liner notes, photos, and more included as a PDF file on this CD."
It's available as CD or mp3 download from Amazon.


Super Hits
Sony, released November 4th, 2008



1. Two Princes 4:18
2. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong 3:55
3. Jimmy Olsen's Blues 4:39
4. Cleopatra's Cat 4:06
5. You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast 3:52
6. Piece of Glass 4:23
7. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? 2:39
8. Uranium Century 3:56
9. Woodstock 4:42
10. You've Got to Believe in Something 4:00

Another „Greatest Hits“-compilation with a rather odd song selection. Available at Barnes & Noble & other music stores.


Nice Talking To Me
(RuffNation Music, TriMedia, Fontana Distriution; released September 13, 2005)



1. Nice Talking To Me
2. Sugar
3. Margarita
4. Happily Ever After
5. I'd Like To Love You (But I Think You Might Be Crazy)
6. Can't Kick The Habit
7. My Problem Now
8. Genuine
9. Tonight You Could Steal Me Away
10. Safety Pin

Bonus-DVD:
- Featurette "Nice Talking To Spin Doctors"
- Live performances / videos:
"Nice Talking To Me" (Live in Manchester);
"Can' Kick The Habit" (video to radio edit including footage from the 2005 Euro tour); "What Time Is It?" (Live in London);
"Margarita" (Live in London)
- Full instrumental versions of "Nice Talking To Me" and "Happily Ever After" (as background music to the main and live DVD menus).

Released September 13, 2005. The first Spin Doctors album including new material since 1999's "Here Comes The Bride" and the first album with the original band line-up since 1994's "Turn It Upside Down". Produced and mixed by Matt Wallace at Sound City, Van Nuys, CA and Studio Delux, Van Nuys, CA in fall 2004. Chris plays acustic guitar on track 6, Eric sings lead vocals on "Genuine". Only guest musician is Vince Jones contributing keyboards to track 1, 4, 6 and 7. First single "Can't Kick The Habit", released as free download from the band's official website.
DVD produced by Chris Schwartz and Rich Murray.


Two Princes - The Best Of Spin Doctors
(Sony, European Nice Price Best Of, 2003)



1. Two Princes
2. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
3. Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
4. Mary Jane
5. Woodstock (live)
6. You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast
7. She Used To Be Mine
8. Cleopatra's Cat
9. Jimmy Olsen's Blues
10. You Got To Believe In Something
11. Off My Line
12. If Wishes Were Horses
13. Piece Of Glass

Another "Best of"-Compilation from Sony, released for the European market. Some rare B-Sides are included, and according to Amazon.de, this "Nice Price" sampler is selling pretty well in Europe.


Can't Be Wrong
(Sony Music Special Products, US-only Nice Price Best Of; released 2001)



1. You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast
2. Jimmy Olsen's Blues
3. What Time Is It?
4. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Can Have Me)
5. Stepped on a Crack [Live]
6. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
7. Big Fat Funky Booty
8. Mary Jane
9. Yo Mamas a Pajama [Live]
10. Shinbone Alley [Live]

This "Nice Price" compilation was released only a few months after the release of "Just Go Ahead Now - A Retrospective". The disc features 10 tracks from the first two studio albums and from "Homebelly Groove ...Live".


Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective
(Epic, 2001)



1. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
2. What Time Is It?
3. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
4. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
5. Two Princes
6. Cleopatra’s Cat
7. You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast
8. Indifference
9. Big Fat Funky Booty
10. Hungry Hamed’s
11. House
12. I Can’t Believe You’re Still With Her
13. If Wishes Were Horses
14. She Used To Be Mine
15. Miss America
16. You’ve Got To Believe in Something
17. Refrigerator Car (Live)

Released in 2001. A collection of songs from Pocket Full of Kryptonite (tracks 1-5), Turn It Upside Down (tracks 6-10), and You’ve Got To Believe in Something (tracks 10-14, and 16). Also, one track from Homebelly Groove (“Refrigerator Car”) and one song from the She Used To Be Mine single (“Miss America”) are included.


Here Comes The Bride
(DAS/Universal; released June 1, 1999)



1. Here Comes The Bride
2. Vampires in the Sun
3. Waiting For The Blow
4. The Man
5. Gone Mad
6. Wow
7. Siren Dress
8. Gorilla Boy
9. Key to the Kingdom
10. Fisherman’s Delight
11. The Bigger I Laugh, The Harder I Cry
12. Dodging Assassins
13. Diamond
14. Tomorrow Can Pay The Rent

Released June 1, 1999. Singles released off of this album: “The Bigger I Laugh, The Harder I Cry.” Track 15 is a hidden track: “Let’s Try Again” played backwards, with the intention of people reversing it with audio programs on their computer. Yet another line-up for this album: Eran Tabib takes the guitar parts this time out, and Ivan Neville plays keys and sings backup throughout the album. Mark White left halfway through the making of the album and so Aaron plays bass on tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11. Aaron also plays the guitar and keyboard parts on a few tracks, in addition to his usual role of drums. Chris plays acoustic guitar on “Tomorrow Can Pay The Rent.” Produced by Aaron Comess, Peter Denenberg, and Spin Doctors


You’ve Got To Believe in Something
(Epic; released May 14, 1996)



1. You’ve Got To Believe In Something
2. House
3. Dogs on A Doe
4. I Can’t Believe You’re Still With Her
5. She Used To Be Mine
6. She’s Not You
7. To Make Me Blue
8. ‘Bout A Train
9. Where Angels Fear To Tread
10. If Wishes Were Horses
11. Sister Sisyphus
12. That’s The Way (I Like It)

Released May 14, 1996. Singles released off of this album: “She Used To Be Mine.” “That's The Way” was supposed to be the second single, but then the band left Epic Records. This is Spin Doctors first album with a different line-up, as Anthony Krizan plays guitar. “That’s The Way,” which is a cover of the K.C. and the Sunshine Band hit from the ‘70s, is a “hidden” track featuring Biz Markie on vocals. Biz Markie also adds vocals to “House.” The album ends with Tommy Chong providing a few seconds of humor. Produced by Danny Kortchmar and Peter Denenberg.


Turn It Upside Down
(Epic; released May 14, 1994)



1. Big Fat Funky Booty
2. You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast
3. Cleopatra’s Cat
4. Hungry Hamed’s
5. Biscuit Head
6. Indifference
7. Bags of Dirt
8. Mary Jane
9. More Than Meets The Ear
10. Laraby’s Gang
11. At This Hour
12. Someday All This Will Be Road
13. Beasts in the Woods (listed on the back as track 14, but plays as track 13)

Released May 14, 1994. Sold more than 2,000,000 copies worldwide to date. Singles off of this album (in order of release, all released in 1994): Cleopatra's Cat, You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast (most successful singles of the album), and Mary Jane. Produced by Spin Doctors, Peter Denenberg and Frankie LaRocka.


Homebelly Groove . . . Live
(Epic; released November 24, 1992)



1. What Time Is It? -> Off My Line
2. Freeway of the Plains -> Lady Kerosene
3. Yo Baby
4. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong*
5. Shinbone Alley*
6. Refrigerator Car*
7. Sweet Widow
8. Stepped On A Crack
9. Yo Mama’s A Pajama
10. Rosetta Stone

Released November 24, 1992. All tracks recorded live at Wetlands Preserve in New York City, September 27, 1990, except *tracks 4,5, and 6 recorded live at Lonestar Roadhouse, New York for a free noon-time concert by WNEW-FM on June 12, 1992. Produced by Peter Denenberg, Aaron Comess, Eric Schenkman, Frankie LaRocka, and Spin Doctors.


Pocket Full of Kryptonite
(Epic; released in August, 1991)



1. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
2. What Time Is It?
3. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
4. Forty or Fifty
5. Refrigerator Car
6. More Than She Knows
7. Two Princes
8. Off My Line
9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
10. Shinbone Alley -> Hard To Exist

11. Yo Mama’s A Pajama*
12. Sweet Widow*
13. Stepped on a Crack*

*=European bonus tracks. These are the same live versions as appear on Homebelly Groove.
Sold more than 6,000,000 copies worldwide to date. Singles off this album (in order of release): Two Princes (1991), Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong (1992; the single that first propelled them to fame), Two Princes (1992, re-release, when this song finally became a huge hit), Jimmy Olsen’s Blues (1993?), How Could You Want Him (1993), What Time Is It (1993). Produced by Spin Doctors, Peter Denenberg, and Frankie LaRocka.


Up For Grabs
(Epic; released January, 1991)



1. Big Fat Funky Booty
2. At This Hour
3. Freeway of the Plains -> Lady Kerosene
4. Yo Mama’s A Pajama
5. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
6. Rosetta Stone

Released January, 1991. Currently out of print. It was an E.P. released by Epic, recorded live at Wetlands Preserve in New York City on September 27, 1990. It was put out of print when the band saw that after the success of Pocket Full of Kryptonite people were selling the E.P. at L.P. prices. So, they re-released it as Homebelly Groove with new material from the same show and a few tracks from one other show, packed to nearly the full length of a CD so that people would get their money’s worth. Produced by Spin Doctors, Peter Denenberg, and Frankie LaRocka.

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