Back Home
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1970
RecordedNovember 21st, 1969; April 27th, 1970; September 1970
StudioTer Mar Studios, Chicago
GenreRock and roll
Length30:09
LabelChess
ProducerChuck Berry
Chuck Berry chronology
Concerto in B. Goode
(1969)
Back Home
(1970)
San Francisco Dues
(1971)
Singles from Back Home
  1. "Tulane"
    Released: April 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

Back Home is the fourteenth studio album by Chuck Berry, released in 1970 by Chess Records. The album title refers to his return to Chess after several years with Mercury Records.

Track listing

All songs written by Chuck Berry.

No.TitleLength
1."Tulane"2:39
2."Have Mercy Judge"2:40
3."Instrumental"2:47
4."Christmas"3:27
5."Gun"2:45
6."I'm a Rocker"4:34
7."Flyin' Home"4:17
8."Fish and Chips"2:50
9."Some People"4:10
2010 Japanese re-release
No.TitleLength
10."Untitled Instrumental"4:48
11."My Ding-a-Ling"3:45
12."Gun" (Instrumental - Fast)2:10
13."Gun" (Instrumental - Slow)2:41
14."That's None of Your Business"2:22
15."My Pad" (Poem)6:26

Personnel

Technical

Cover versions

"Tulane" was covered by the Steve Gibbons Band in 1977, reaching number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and spending eight weeks in the Top 40.[3] It was also covered by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on their 1988 album Up Your Alley and by Chris Smither on his 1991 album Another Way to Find You.

"I'm a Rocker" was covered by the British rock group Slade for their 1979 album Return to Base and it was the 'inspiration' for AC/DC's "Rocker" on 1975's T.N.T.

"Christmas" was covered by Clarence Spady; it was released on 11/5/21 as a digital single.[4]

References

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. Back Home at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: B". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Official Charts - Steve Gibbons". Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Christmas, by Clarence Spady". Clarence Spady. Retrieved 2021-12-02.