Ain't Love Grand!

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Ain't Love Grand?
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1985
StudioAmigo Studios, North Hollywood, California
ProducerMichael Wagener
X chronology
More Fun in the New World
Ain't Love Grand?
See How We Are
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB [2]
Rolling Stonefavorable [3]

Ain't Love Grand is the fifth studio album by American rock band X, released in July 1985 by Elektra Records. The album was their first not produced by Ray Manzarek. It was reissued with four bonus tracks by Rhino Records in 2002. The album included the minor radio hit "Burning House of Love", which the band performed on American Bandstand in September 1985, their largest television exposure to date.[4][5] The album also includes a cover of the Small Faces song "All or Nothing". Lead guitarist Billy Zoom left the band after this album; he later returned to the group in 1998 during a tour and the original line-up released their next full-length studio album in 2020 with Alphabetland.

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka, except where noted.

Side one
1."Burning House of Love"3:54
2."Love Shack"3:06
3."My Soul Cries Your Name"3:37
4."My Goodness"4:40
5."Around My Heart"4:43
Side two
1."What's Wrong with Me" 3:43
2."All or Nothing"3:08
3."Watch the Sun Go Down" 3:50
4."I'll Stand Up for You" 4:00
5."Little Honey"3:43
6."Supercharged" 3:47
Total length:42:11
2002 reissue bonus tracks
11."Wild Thing (Long Version)"Chip Taylor6:19
12."I Will Dare (Demo)"Paul Westerberg3:18
13."My Goodness (Demo)" 5:08
14."All or Nothing"
  • Marriott
  • Lane
Total length:58:40
  • "All or Nothing" is listed as a bonus track on the 2002 reissue




Sales chart performance for Ain't Love Grand!
Chart Position Date Duration
The Billboard 200[6] 89 September 13, 1985 14 weeks
Sales chart performance for singles from Ain't Love Grand!
Song Chart Peak Date
"Burning House of Love"[7] Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 27 September 13, 1985


  1. ^ Ain't Love Grand! at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: x".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2017-08-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Woodhead, Adam. "X, LA's kings of punk-noir-Americana, play two back-to-back shows". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. ^ "X on "American Bandstand", Sept. 7, 1985". Youtube. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  6. ^ "X". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs Chart". Billboard. September 13, 1985. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
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