1 May 1989
Blind Man's Zoo is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. It was released on May 4, 1989, through Elektra Records. The album contains songs addressing social issues and current events, which occurred during and before the production of the album. The track "Trouble Me" was written as a dedication to the father of the band's lead singer Natalie Merchant.
"Eat for Two", "Trouble Me", and "You Happy Puppet" were released as singles. The first two of the three charted in the United States, and "Trouble Me" charted in the United Kingdom. Blind Man's Zoo received mixed reviews from music critics, some of whom praised the overall content while others criticized the music and lyrics. It reached number 13 on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the US. The album charted at number 18 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in the UK.
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