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In My Tribe


Download links and information about In My Tribe by 10, 000 Maniacs. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 43:26 minutes.

Artist: 10, 000 Maniacs
Release date: 1987
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 11
Duration: 43:26
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No. Title Length
1. What's the Matter Here 4:51
2. Hey Jack Kerouac 3:26
3. Like the Weather 3:56
4. Cherry Tree 3:13
5. The Painted Desert 3:38
6. Don't Talk 5:04
7. Gun Shy 4:11
8. My Sister Rose 3:12
9. A Campfire Song 3:14
10. City of Angels 4:17
11. Verdi Cries 4:24



With the aid of Linda Ronstadt producer Peter Asher, 10,000 Maniacs made the leap into the major leagues via 1987’s In My Tribe. Weathering the loss of guitarist John Lombardo, the band sanded down some of its quirkier edges in favor of a leaner, more direct approach. Singer Natalie Merchant followed suit, bringing a more contemporary focus to her ever-vivid lyrics. The result was such radio favorites as “Like The Weather” (a brightly lilting number about depression) and “What’s The Matter Here?” (a similarly catchy condemnation of child abuse). The band’s sonic twists are still present — “My Sister Rose,” for instance, features Robert Buck’s African-influenced guitar lines — but what’s been added is a more visceral musical attack (especially on “Don’t Talk”) and a more upfront lyric treatment of social issues. Merchant’s themes range from illiteracy (“Cherry Tree”) to urban alienation (“City Of Angels”), with detours into more mysterious terrain as well (“Verdi Cries”). In My Tribe is an ultra-tuneful folk-rock excursion mixing exotic musical influences with conscience-prodding poetry. One of the gems of its era.