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Edge of Allegiance


Download links and information about Edge of Allegiance by Timbuk 3. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to New Wave, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 40:49 minutes.

Artist: Timbuk 3
Release date: 1989
Genre: New Wave, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 40:49
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No. Title Length
1. National Holiday 4:02
2. Waves of Grain 3:45
3. Dirty Dirty Rice 2:53
4. Pass It On 2:51
5. Standard White Jesus 4:46
6. Grand Old Party 3:15
7. Count To Ten 3:54
8. B-Side of Life 3:15
9. Acid Rain 3:43
10. Daddy's Down In the Mine 3:09
11. Don't Give Up On Me 2:46
12. Wheel of Fortune 2:30



In many ways, Edge of Allegiance presented Timbuk 3 at a crossroads. It was their last album as a duo (1991's Big Shot in the Dark would find them replacing their well-worn drum machine with a real-life rhythm section), so it was a transitional effort in that respect, but it also brought to fruition the musical maturity and sense of nuance that had been blossoming since the pair's 1986 debut. No longer were Pat and Barbara K. MacDonald singing merely about the personal or the political; they were combining the two, and at times using one as a metaphor for the other, with multi-layered songs like the incisive "Standard White Jesus" (perhaps Timbuk 3's crowning achievement), "B-Side of Life," and "Acid Rain." Rhythms were becoming more complex, presumably as a result of the contributions of jazz percussionist Denardo Coleman, who produced the album; the snaky, Latin-leaning "Standard White Jesus" left barely a hint that Timbuk 3 was still in possession of its famed drum machine. As such, Edge of Allegiance was Timbuk 3's least funky record; only "Count to Ten" kept that aspect of the band's sound intact. But Pat MacDonald's lyrical observations and facility with wordplay were razor sharp here, and as a collection of intelligent pop songs, the album ranks with the best of its period. In three short verses, "Wheel of Fortune," sung by both vocalists over a stark guitar accompaniment, sums up the bittersweet reality of relationships more elegantly than do most songs given twice as much space.