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Studio album by American Music Club
Released 1987
Label Frontier Records/Grifter Records (reissues Zippo Records (1990), Warner Bros. Records (1998))
Producer Tom Mallon
American Music Club chronology

The Restless Stranger
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Engine is the second album by American Music Club. It was released by Grifter Records and licensed to Frontier Records in the US and to Zippo Records in the UK and Europe in 1987.[3][2] The 1998 Warner Bros. Records reissue added three additional tracks from the same period. The artwork for the Zippo Records UK release features an incorrect track listing, putting the songs in the wrong order.

The band made a video for "Electric Light" from the album, directed by Tim Boxell.

Track listing

All tracks written by Mark Eitzel except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Big Night"   3:16
2. "Outside This Bar"   3:04
3. "At My Mercy"   4:11
4. "Gary's Song"   2:57
5. "Nightwatchman"   4:49
6. "Clouds"   4:01
7. "Electric Light (Eitzel/Mooney)"   3:04
8. "Mom's TV"   4:28
9. "Art Of Love (Eitzel/Pearson/Vudi/Norelli)"   2:48
10. "Asleep"   4:06
11. "This Year"   3:01

Tracks 12, 13 and 14 only appear on the 1998 Warner Bros. reissue. The "Rock 'n Roll Version" of "Art Of Love" is referred to as the "Goof-Rock Version" as a bonus track at the end of side one on the 1987 Frontier/Grifter cassette edition.


American Music Club
  • Mark Eitzel - vocals, guitar
  • Vudi - Lead guitar, backing vocals, accordion, keyboard
  • Danny Pearson - bass guitar, backing vocals, mandolin, guitar
  • Tom Mallon - guitar, backing vocals, percussion, producer
Additional musicians


  1. Ankeny, Jason "American Music Club Engine Review", Allmusic, retrieved May 15, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 Henderson, Dave (1987) "American Music Club - Engine, Zippo", Underground, December 1987 (Issue 9), p. 10
  3. Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 202