Click to return to Dave’s Music Database home page.

Released: May 1989

Rating: 3.833 (average of 3 ratings)

Genre: roots rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Reckoning Day [3:10]
  2. Hoo Dee Hoo [4:28]
  3. Spend It on Love [2:54]
  4. Battle of the Roses [4:08]
  5. Wild Oats [3:17]
  6. We Walk the Levee [4:14]
  7. Thirty Days [4:08]
  8. Knock on Wood (Phillips) [3:18]
  9. Dry Dry Land [3:31]
  10. Shiny Shiny [2:52]
  11. Johnny Reb [2:32]
  12. Horn O Plenty [2:12]

Songs written by Bob Walkenhorst unless noted otherwise.

Total Running Time: 40:44


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart --
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Spend It on Love --

The Good News and the Bad News
The Rainmakers
“The good news is that once again this Kansas City quartet marries hard-rocking blues to literate references, mentioning Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and John Wilkes Booth in the opening track alone. The bad news is that the enthusiastic whoop of songwriter and frontman Bob Walkenhorst will put off some listeners. Their loss. Guitarist Steve Phillips sings on his own tune, Knock on Wood (no relation to the Eddie Floyd classic). Murky production by Walkenhorst and engineer Jeff Glixman is another piece of bad news, but this is another strong outing that failed to connect with the larger audience it deserved. The band took a four-year break after this release” (Allan).

Review Source(s):

Related DMDB Link(s):

previous studio album: Tornado (1987) The Rainmakers’ DMDB page next studio album: Flirting with the Universe (1994)

Last updated February 4, 2009.