13 (Brian Setzer album)

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Studio album by Brian Setzer
Released October 24, 2006
Recorded 2006, Pachyderm Studio – Minneapolis
Genre Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Roots rock
Label Surfdog Records
Producer Brian Setzer, Dave Darling
Brian Setzer chronology
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Red Hot & Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

13 is the thirteenth solo album from American musician Brian Setzer. It was released in 2006 on Surfdog Records, and contained the Japanese hit single "Back Streets Of Tokyo". Setzer had originally intended for the album to have one direction, or sound, but after thinking about how The Beatles' albums were so diverse, he decided to include many different styles on the album.[2]

Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom, who appears on "Really Rockabilly", were both in the Stray Cats. "We Are The Marauders" was written by Brian Setzer for the rockabilly band The Marauders, who opened for the Brian Setzer Orchestra in 2006. The song appears on their self-titled album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Brian Setzer, except where noted.

1."Drugs & Alcohol (Bullet Holes)"4:57
2."Take A Chance On Love"4:01
3."Broken Down Piece Of Junk"2:43
4."We Are The Marauders"2:28
5."Don't Say You Love Me" (Matt Rocker)3:19
6."Really Rockabilly"3:09
7."Rocket Cathedrals" (Robert Bryan)2:51
8."Mini Bar Blues"2:03
9."Bad Bad Girl (In A Bad Bad World)"4:29
10."When Hepcat Gets The Blues"2:49
11."Back Streets Of Tokyo"4:48
12."Everbody's Up To Somethin'"2:47
13."Rock Your World" (Japanese Bonus Track)4:49
14."The Hennepin Avenue Bridge"3:09

Limited Edition[edit]

Special edition 12" LPs of the album were available from May 2007. These were available in three colours (red, white and blue) in a red, embossed cover.

Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Position
2006 USA Top Independent Albums 35
2006 Japanese Billboard Chart 2
2006 Official Finnish Top Albums 33


Year Single Chart Position
2006 "Back Streets Of Tokyo" Japanese Billboard Singles 6
2006 "Back Streets Of Tokyo" Japanese Hi-Six Top 50 9


  • "Back Streets of Tokyo" (Japan) – Credited as 'Brian Setzer Vs Hotei' (August 23, 2006)