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Red Card was the third[citation needed] and most successful studio album by the UK rock group Streetwalkers, which made the #20 in the UK album charts.[3] The album features the lineup of Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney, Bobby Tench of The Jeff Beck Group and Hummingbird, Nicko McBrain, who later played drums with Iron Maiden and bassist Jon Plotel. This groove heavy album [4] was released in the UK by Vertigo and in the United States by Mercury during 1976 and remains a much respected album by many.

Red Card
Red Card (Streetwalkers album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1976
StudioScorpio Sound, London
GenreBlues-rock, hard rock
LabelVertigo (UK)
Mercury (USA)
Streetwalkers chronology
Downtown Flyers
Red Card
Vicious But Fair
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Roger Chapman and John "Charlie" Whitney; except where indicated

1."Run for Cover" 5:50
2."Me an' Me Horse an' Me Rum"Roger Chapman, John "Charlie" Whitney, Bobby Tench4:06
3."Crazy Charade"Roger Chapman, John "Charlie" Whitney, Bobby Tench5:32
4."Daddy Rolling Stone"Otis Blackwell3:17
5."Roll Up, Roll Up" 3:34
6."Shotgun Messiah"Roger Chapman, John "Charlie" Whitney, Bobby Tench4:52
7."Between Us" 3:52
8."Decadence Code" 6:41
Total length:41:26


  • Roger Chapman - lead and backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Charlie Whitney - guitar, keyboards, slide guitar
  • Bob Tench (credited courtesy of A&M Records) - guitars, backing and lead vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Jon Plotel - bass, backing vocals
  • Nicko McBrain - drums, percussion
  • Uncle Al's Pals Choir - choir and chorus
  • Wilfred Gibson - string arrangements on "Between Us"


  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Red Card - Streetwalkers | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 13, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin. The Guinness encyclopedia of popular music: Primitives-Three's A Crowd. Guinness. p. 3999.
  4. ^ Red Card John Dougan at Allmusic


  • Strong, Martin Charles and Peel, John. The great rock discography. Canongate US (2004). 7th edition. ISBN 978-1-84195-615-2.
  • Tudor, Dean. Annual index to popular music record reviews. Scarecrow Press (1977). Digitized October 12, 2006. ISBN 978-0-8108-1070-9.