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Dragline is the debut studio album by the American grunge band Paw. It was released on May 4, 1993 through A&M Records. While the album was not a commercial success, it is generally considered among fans and critics to be the band's best album.

Studio album by
ReleasedMay 4, 1993
RecordedMadison, Wisconsin[1]
GenreGrunge, alternative rock
Length50:18 (1:08:13 in the re-release)
ProducerMr. Colson, Paw
Paw chronology
Death to Traitors
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The single "Jessie," released in 1993, became a minor hit. Other singles from the album included "Lolita" in 1992 and "Sleeping Bag" and "Couldn't Know" in 1993.

The songs "Jessie," "Pansy," and "The Bridge" were featured in the video game Road Rash for the Sega Saturn, Sega CD, Windows, PlayStation, and 3DO.

In 2015 the album was re-released by Cherry Red Records Ltd. with all the b-sides from the singles as bonus tracks as well as extensive liner notes and a slightly different artwork (the band logo and the title are smaller).[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs were written by Mark Hennessy and Grant Fitch, except where noted.

1."Gasoline" (M. Hennessy, G. Fitch, P. Fitch)04:47
2."Sleeping Bag"04:07
3."Jessie" (M. Hennessy, G. Fitch, P. Fitch)03:14
4."The Bridge"03:34
5."Couldn't Know"04:12
6."Pansy" (M. Hennessy, G. Fitch, P. Fitch)03:26
10."One More Bottle"04:04
12."Hard Pig"05:07
13."Suicide Shift" (Re-release bonus track)03:06
14."Slow Burn" (Re-release bonus track)02:18
15."I Know Where You Sleep" (Re-release bonus track)04:37
16."Jessie" (Re-release bonus track (Live Acoustic In Boston, Nov 29))03:16
17."Imaginary Lover" (Re-release bonus track (Atlanta Rhythm Section cover))04:37
Total length:01:08:13


  • Mark Hennessy - Vocals
  • Charles Bryan - Bass
  • Grant Fitch - Guitar
  • Peter Fitch - Drums


  1. ^ "Dragline". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-09-13.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Paw - Dragline: Expanded Edition". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-02.