Volume 1 is the first album of the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, which was released in 1988. It is the only album that Roy Orbison had played on as part of the group before his death that same year. It contains the hits "Handle With Care" and "End Of The Line".
- "Handle With Care"
- "Dirty World"
- "Last Night"
- "Not Alone Any More"
- "Heading For The Light"
- "Tweeter And The Monkey Man"
- "End Of The Line"
2007 Reissue Bonus Tracks
- "Like A Ship"
Handle these tropes with care:
- Alien Abduction: Possible explanation for what happened to the title character at the end of "Maxine".
- Break Up Song: "Congratulations".
- Empty Chair Memorial: The music video for "End of the Line" cuts to an empty rocking chair with Roy Orbison's guitar lying in it during his stanza, as he had died before shooting the video.
- Face on the Cover: All five band members in a black-and-white photo.
- Femme Fatale: The woman who was sung about in "Last Night".I asked her to marry me.She smiled and pulled out a knife."The fun is just beginning," she says."It's your money or your life."
- Intercourse with You: "Dirty World", according to Word of God, is an Affectionate Parody of Prince. Which means you get Bob Dylan singing lines likeYou don't need no wax job, you're smooth enough for me
If you need your oil changed I'll do it for you free
Oh baby, the pleasure be all mine
If you let me drive your pickup truck and park it where the sun don't shine
- In the Style of...: "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" was Bob Dylan's attempt at writing a Bruce Springsteen song.
- Joisey: "Tweeter and the Monkey Man", which also gives us examples of...
- Murder Ballad: fused with surreal pulp in a manner reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino.
- Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: "Jan had told him many times, 'It was * you* to * me* who taught in Jersey everything's legal as long as you don't get caught"
- Affectionate Parody of Bruce Springsteen. Nearly every other line has a reference to one of his songs, and the scenario itself is a stew of every trope in his ouvre.
- No Name Given: The undercover cop in "Tweeter and the Monkey Man" is always referred to as "The undercover cop".
- Shoot the TV: The monkey man at the end. Apparently he objected to his portrayal in the news coverage.
- Sole Survivor: Implied to be the fate of the Monkey Man.
- Trans Tribulations: Tweeter. Notable that it's taken seriously, and portrayed non-sexually.
- List Song: Near the end of "Dirty World":(He loves your) electric dumplings(He loves your) red bell peppers(He loves your) fuel injection(He loves your) service charge(He loves your) five-speed gearbox(He loves your) long endurance(He loves your) quest for junk food(He loves your) big refrigerator(He loves your) trembling wilbury(He loves your) marble earrings(He loves your) porky curtains(He loves your) power steering(He loves your) bottled water(He loves your) parts and service
- One-Woman Song: "Maxine".
- One-Word Title: "Rattled", "Congratulations", and "Margarita".
- Precision F-Strike: In "Dirty World":Dirty world, dirty world, it's a f—king dirty world.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "MAR...GA...RI...TA!"
- Record Producer: Jeff Lynne, George Harrison
- The Schlub Pub Seduction Deduction: "Last Night"
- Title-Only Chorus: "Margarita".
- You Are Not Alone: "Not Alone Any More".