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DEVO - WORKING IN THE COAL MINE (SONG)
Entry:08/11/1981 (Position 44)
Last week in charts:25/04/1982 (Position 39)
Peak:8 (2 weeks)
Weeks:21
Place on best of all time:881 (658 points)
Year:1981
Music/Lyrics:Allen Toussaint
Producer:Devo
Cover version of:Lee Dorsey - Working In The Coal Mine
World wide:
nz  Peak: 8 / weeks: 21

7" Single
Virgin 103 670 (nl)



7" Single
Warner Bros. P-1577W (jp)



7" Single
Full Moon E-47204 (us)


TRACKS
1981
7" Single Virgin 103 670 [nl]
1. Working In The Coal Mine
2:51
2. Enough Said
3:44
   
1981
7" Single Warner Bros. P-1577W [jp]
1. Working In The Coal Mine
2. Race Of Doom
   
1981
7" Single Full Moon E-47204 [us]
1. Working In The Coal Mine
2:47
2. Planet Earth
2:45
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
2:51Working In The Coal MineVirgin
103 670
Single
7" Single
1981
Working In The Coal MineWarner Bros.
P-1577W
Single
7" Single
1981
2:47Working In The Coal MineFull Moon
E-47204
Single
7" Single
1981
Live3:59Now It Can Be ToldEnigma
7 73514-1
Album
LP
09/12/1988
2:52Social Fools - The Virgin Singles 1978-1982Caroline / Virgin
CAROLR 023CD
Album
CD
30/10/2015
MUSIC DIRECTORY
DevoDevo: Discography / Become a fan
DEVO IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Whip It01/02/19811119
Working In The Coal Mine08/11/1981821
Beautiful World31/01/19821512
Dr. Detroit11/09/1983422
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!04/03/1979721
Duty Now For The Future01/07/19791314
Freedom Of Choice29/06/1980972
Devo Live (EP)19/07/1981145
New Traditionalists27/09/1981629
Oh, No! It's Devo28/11/1982106
SONGS BY DEVO
(I Can't Gčt Mé Nö) Satisfactiön
(Slap Your Mammy)
Agitated
Are You Experienced
Are You Ready
Auto-Modown
Baby Doll
Be Stiff
Beautiful World
Big Mess
Blackout
Blockhead
Blow Up
Bread And Butter
Buttered Beauties
Cameo
Chango
Clockout
C'mon
Cold War
Come Back Jonee
Deep Sleep
Devo Corporate Anthem
Disco Dancer
Don't Be Cruel
Don't Rescue Me
Don't Shoot (I'm A Man)
Don't You Know
Dr. Detroit
Enough Said
Explosions
Find Out
Flimsy Wrap
Fraulein
Freedom Of Choice
Freedom Of Choice (Live)
Fresh
Gates Of Steel
Girl You Want
Going Under
Golden Energy
Growing Pains
Gut Feeling
Happy Guy
Head Like A Hole
Here To Go
Huboon Stomp
Human Rocket
I Desire
I'd Cry If You Died
I'm A Potato
It Doesn't Matter To Me
It's Not Right
Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth
Jocko Homo
Jurisdiction Of Love
Later Is Now
Let's Talk
Love Without Anger
Man Turned Inside Out
March On
Mechanical Man
Midget
Mind Games
Mongoloid
Mr. B's Ballroom
No Place Like Home
Nu-Tra Speaks (New Traditionalist Man)
Ono
Out Of Sync
Patterns
Peek-A-Boo!
Penetration In The Centrefold
Pink Pussycat
Pity You
Plain Truth
Planet Earth
Please Baby Please
Please, Please
Post Post-Modern Man
Praying Hands
Puppet Boy
Race Of Doom
Red Eye Express
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)
Secret Agent Man
Shout
Shrivel Up
Slap Your Mammy
Slöppy (I Saw My Baby Gétting)
Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA
Snowball
Social Fools
Soft Things
Some Things Never Change
Soo Bawlz
Space Girl Blues
Space Junk
Speed Racer
Step Up
Stop Look And Listen
Strange Pursuit
Stuck In A Loop
Sumthin'
That's Good
That's Pep
The 4th Dimension
The Day, My Baby Gave Me A Surprise
The Satisfied Mind
The Shadow
The Super Thing
Through Being Cool
Time Out For Fun
Timing X
Ton U Love
Too Much Paranoias
Triumph Of The Will
Turn Around
Uglatto
Uncontrollable Urge
Watch Us Work It
What I Must Do
What We Do
Whip It
Wiggly World
Working In The Coal Mine
ALBUMS BY DEVO
2 Original Classic Albums: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo / Oh, No! It's Devo
Adventures Of The Smart Patrol
Be Stiff (EP)
Devo Live (EP)
Devo Live 1980
Devo Live: The Mongoloid Years
Duty Now For The Future
EZ - Listening Muzak
E-Z Listening Disc
Ez Listening Muzak
Freedom Of Choice
Greatest Hits
Greatest Misses
Hardcore - Live!
Hardcore Devo Vol.1 74-77
Hardcore Devo Vol.2 74-77
Here To Go
Hot Potatoes: The Best Of Devo
Live At Mabuhay Gardens - San Francisco 1977
Miracle Witness Hour
New Traditionalists
Now It Can Be Told
Oh, No! It's Devo
Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Recombo DNA
Shout
Smooth Noodle Maps
Social Fools - The Virgin Singles 1978-1982
Something Else For Everybody
Something For Everybody
The Essentials
This Is The Devo Box
Total Devo
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 2.82 (Reviews: 11)
***
Das Original war besser, allerdings auch nicht wesentlich.
**
Gefällt mir auch nicht!
**
schlecht
****
solide, aber auch spritzige New Wave Fassung des Oldies..
*****
Durchaus OK. Dieser Song war sogar Teil für den Soundtrack zum Film 'Heavy Metal', von dem es zwanzig Jahre später ein Videospiel gab.
***
3 stars
***
Gefällt mir von Lee Dorsey einiges besser – 2.75 für diese Neuauflage…

erreichten hiermit 1981 #43 in den Billboard Hot 100…
*
Can't stand this. Bleh.
***
Pas mauvais.
***
knappe 3

CDN: #17, 1981
USA: #43, 1981
**
Peaked at #20 in Australia, 1981.
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