Bloodletting (Concrete Blonde album)

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Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting - Front.jpg
Studio album by Concrete Blonde
Released May 15, 1990
Recorded August 1989 – February 1990
at Battery Studios, London [1]
Additional Recording at
Cherokee Studios, Hollywood and
Can-Am Recording, Tarzana [2] and
John Keane Studio, Athens, GA [3]
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock
Length 42:11
1:09:00 (20th anniversary edition)
Label I.R.S. Records, EMI,
Shout! Factory (20th anniversary edition)
Producer Concrete Blonde, Chris Tsangarides
Concrete Blonde chronology
Walking in London
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[4]

Bloodletting is the third studio album by American alternative rock band Concrete Blonde. It was released on May 15, 1990. It marks a shift for the band towards gothic rock.


Bloodletting features guest appearances by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Wall of Voodoo's Andy Prieboy.


"Joey" was the band's biggest hit, reaching number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and the top 20 of the pop charts.[citation needed]


On July 13, 2010, Shout! Factory released the 20th anniversary edition of Bloodletting,[5] featuring six bonus tracks: "I Want You", "Little Wing", the French extended version of "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)" and live versions of "Roses Grow", "The Sky Is a Poisonous Garden" and "Tomorrow, Wendy".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Johnette Napolitano, except as noted.

1."Bloodletting (the Vampire song)" 6:04
2."The Sky is a Poisonous Garden"Napolitano, Bruce Moreland2:36
3."Caroline" 5:30
4."Darkening of the Light" 3:24
5."I Don't Need a Hero" 4:25
6."Days and Days" 3:12
7."The Beast" 3:52
8."Lullabye" 3:56
9."Joey" 4:07
10."Tomorrow, Wendy"Andy Prieboy5:05



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