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Tales of the City (album)

Tales of the City (album)
Released May 1988
Genre Rock
Label True Tone/Polygram
Producer Robin Smith
Rockmelons chronology

Tales of the City
Form 1 Planet
Singles from Tales of the City
  1. "Rhymes"
    Released: 0 July 1987 (1987-07-00)
  2. "New Groove"
    Released: 0 December 1987 (1987-12-00)
  3. "What's It Gonna Be"
    Released: 0 February 1988 (1988-02-00)
  4. "Thief"
    Released: 0 July 1988 (1988-07-00)
  5. "Jump"
    Released: 0 October 1988 (1988-10-00)

Tales of the City is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Rockmelons. It was released in May 1988 on True Tone Records and peaked at number six on the Australian album charts.[1][2] The band shared the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Award for 'Best Debut Album' in 1988 with 1927's album ...ish.[3]

It was re-issued in 1992 by Mushroom Records.

Track listing

All songs written by R. Medhurst, B. Jones, J. Jones, R. Smith except where noted, according to Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA).[4]

  1. "New Groove" - 4:39
  2. "What's It Gonna Be?" - 4:46
  3. "Jump" - 2:31
  4. "Thief" (R. Medhurst, J. Jones, B. Jones) - 3:21
  5. "Dreams in the Empty City" (R. Medhurst, J. Jones, B. Jones) - 3:45
  6. "Get Back on the Groove" - 4:56
  7. "Rhymes" (A. Green, M. Hodges) - 4:43
  8. "Boogietron" (J. Jones, B. Jones) - 4:22
  9. "Money Talks" - 3:59

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1988 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart[1] 6


Credited to:[5]


  • Raymond Medhurst - keyboards
  • Byron Jones - keyboards, bass guitar, vocals
  • Jonathon Jones - keyboards, guitar, drums
  • John Kenny - vocals
  • Mary Azzopardi - vocals
  • Wendy Matthews - vocals

Recording details

  • Producer - Robin Smith
  • Engineer - Barry Rudolph


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