Blues Explosion – Damage (CD, JAPAN)

16 September 2004 Victor / JVC VICP-62827
01. Damage
02. Burn It Off
03. Spoiled
04. Crunchy
05. Hot Gossip
06. Mars, Arizona
07. You Been My Baby
08. Rivals
09. Help These Blues
10. Fed Up And Low Down
11. Rattling
12. Blowing My Mind
13. Grinding
14. The Funky Gremlin

ENHANCED SECTION:
01. 22 minute film directed by Niko Tavernese

VIEW:
NOTES:
In regular plastic case shrink-wrapped with three seperate stickers on the outside (one lists Japan tour dates). There is a booklet containing the lyrics (in English and Japanese) and a card in Japanese with a link and code allowing access to a live version of Help These Blues.

Tracks 13 and 14 only appear on the Japanese and Australian editions.

The enhanced section contains a 22 minute film directed by Niko Tavernese. Featuring exclusive studio footage of the band with various producers recording Damage, the film includes footage of the Cold Cold Eyes which was only released as a demo verison on the b-side of Burn It Off and another track which hasn’t be released.

No title appears on the film but it has been referred to as both ‘Greetings From Mars, Arizona’ and ‘Behind The Record’. The film was also featured on Damage [Card Sleeve] (CD, US) and Damage [Card Sleeve] (CD/DVD, UK) as an enhanced element.

The song credits for tracks 8 and 11 on the finished version differ from those given on Damage [Promo] (CD, UK) and Damage [Promo] (CD, US) (details given below).

Damage was released in the UK as a gatefold sleeve vinyl album with identical matchbook-style design as the UK CD/DVD edition and US enhanced CD version.

There were full promo CD editions, a five track version, a five track Radio Session (with a cover of Rocket USA) and 1 track version (Help These Blues). The Japanese version included Grinding and The Funky Gremlin as bonus tracks not released elsewhere.

Burn It Off, Crunchy and Hot Gossip were commercially released as singles, a DFA remix of Mars, Arizona was issued as a promo CD and appeared on DFA Remixes: Chapter One.

A live version of Rattling featuring Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols was released on Snack Cracker in Japan.

Help These Blues was used in a Jaguar XK TV commercial

SONG CREDITS:
Mastered: Howie Weinberg with Andy VanDette at Masterdisk
Major Engineering, Long Hours & Really Hard Work: Danny Madorsky (thank you!)

01. Damage
Writers: Blues Explosion/Phil Hernandez/Chris Maxwell
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)/Noise Maker (ASCAP)/Sculpted Shag (ASCAP)
Produced/Mixed: Russell Simins/Elegant Too
Recorded by Jamey Staub at Empire View & Elegant Too at Elegant Too Studios
Guitar/Vocals: Chris Maxwell
Vocals: Phil Hernadez
Guitar: Judah Bauer
Drums/Vocals: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar: Jon Spencer

02. Burn It Off
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded/Mixed: Don Smith at Globe
(Assistant: Miles Levit)
Pro Tools Engineering: Danny Madorsky
Claps/Stomps/Vocals: Steve Jordan
Guitar/Vocals: Judah Bauer
Drums/Vocals: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar/Tack Piano/Claps/Stomps: Jon Spencer

03. Spoiled
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Producer: Free Association…David Holmes
Engineered: Steve Hilton
Mixed: Hugo Nicholson at Sear Sound (Assitant: T.J. Doherty)
Recorded by Danny Madorsky at Empire View
Lambs’ Testicles/Sharks’ Teeth/Lambs’ Toenails: Pete Locket
Vocals: Martina Topley-Bird
Bass: Tim Lefev
Guitar: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Acetone Organ: Jon Spencer
Martina Topley-Bird appears courtesy of Independiente

04. Crunchy
Writers: Blues Explosion/Dan Nakamura (Dan The Automator)
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)/Sharkman Songs (ASCAP)
Produced: Dan The Automator
Recorded: Danny Madorsky at Empire View
Mixed: Chris Shaw and Jon Spencer at Stratosphere
(Assistant: Rudyard Lee Cullers)
Bass/Chamberlain: Chris Shaw
Wurlitzer Piano: Moogy Klingman
Electric and Acoustic Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums/Vocals: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar/Bass Station: Jon Spencer

05. Hot Gossip
Writers: Blues Explosion/Carlton Ridenour
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)/Terrordome Music Publishing, LLC and administered by Reach Global, Inc.
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded: Don Smith at Globe
(Assistant: Miles Levit)
Engineered: Don Smith
Mixed: Russell Elevado at Electric Lady
(Assistants: Steef Van De Gevel & Ben Kane)
Remixed: Chris Shaw at Stratosphere
(Assistant: Rudyard Lee Cullers)
Pro Tools Engineering: Danny Madorsky
Fender Rhodes/Clav: Steve Jordan
Vocals: Chuck D
Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar/Piano/Theremin: Jon Spencer

06. Mars, Arizona
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Producer: Steve Jordan
Engineered: Don Smith at Globe
(Assistant: Miles Levit)
Mixed: Alan Moulder and Jon Spencer at Sear Sound
(Assistant: T.J. Doherty)
Pro Tools Engineering: Danny Madorsky
Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar/Synths: Jon Spencer

07. You Been My Baby
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Producer: Free Association…David Holmes
Engineered: Steve Hilton
Mixed: Hugo Nicholson at Sear Sound
(Assistant: T.J. Doherty)
Recorded: Danny Madorsky at Empire View
Vocals: Martina Topley-Bird
Bass: Tim Lefev
Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar: Jon Spencer
Martina Topley-Bird appears courtesy of Independiente

08. Rivals
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Produced: Blues Explosion and Jay Braun*
Recorded: Danny Madorsky at Empire View
Mixed: Jay Braun at Melody Lanes
Bari Sax: Scott Zillitto
Tenor Sax: Matt Kelly
Trumpet: Will Hofman
Conga: Jesse Wallace
Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Guitar: Jon Spencer

*Promo artwork lists the Producers as “Blues Explosion and Jay Braun” whereas the commercially released version only lists the producer as “Jay Braun”.

09. Help These Blues
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Produced: Dan The Automator
Recorded: Danny Madorsky at Empire View
Mixed: Chris Shaw and Jon Spencer at Stratosphere
(Assistant: Rudyard Lee Cullers)
Bass: Daryl Palumbo
Synth: Chris Shaw
Hammond Organ: Danny Madorsky
Electric and Acoustic Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar: Jon Spencer

10. Fed Up And Low Down
Writers: Blues Explosion and DJ Shadow
Published by Dirty Shirt (BMI)/Universal/MCA Music Limited/Mo’ Wax Music
Produced/Mixed: DJ Shadow (DJ Shadow would like to extend special thanks to Danny Madorsky & Dan the Automator for mix assitance)
Recorded: Danny Madorsky at Empire View
Saxophone: James Chance
Beats/Scratches: DJ Shadow
Vocals: Abe Bradshaw
Electric Bass/Guitar/Vocals: Judah Bauer
Drums/Vocals: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Talk Box: Jon Spencer
DJ Shadow appears courtesy of Island Records UK

11. Rattling
Writers: Blues Explosion & Steve Jordan*
Published by Dirty Shirt (BMI)/Jovo Pub (BMI)
Produced: Steve Jordan & Jon Spencer**
Recorded: Don Smith at Globe
(Assistant: Miles Levit)
Mixed: Alan Moulder and Jon Spencer at Sear
(Assistant: T.J. Doherty)
Pro Tools Engineering: Danny Madorsky
Bass: Simon Chardiet
Acoustic Guitar: Steve Jordan
Kaoss Pad: Alan Moulder
Electric Guitar: Judah Bauer
Cardboard Box: Russell Simins
Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Kaoss Pad: Jon Spencer

*Promos only credit ‘Blues Explosion’ as the writers of this track whereas the commercially released CD’s credit ‘Blues Explosion & Steve Jordan’.
**Promos only credit ‘Steve Jordan’ as the producer whereas the commercially released CD’s credit both ‘Steve Jordan & Jon Spencer’ as the producers.

12. Blowing My Mind
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published by Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded: Don Smith at Globe
(Assistant: Miles Levit)
Mixed: Alan Moulder and Jon Spencer at Sear
(Assistant: T.J. Doherty)
Pro Tools Engineering: Danny Madorsky
Moog Synthesizer: Walter Sear
Vocals: Steve Jordan
Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums/Vocals: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar: Jon Spencer

13. Grinding
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published by Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded: Don Smith at Globe
(Assistant: Miles Levit)
Mixed: Alan Moulder and Jon Spencer at Sear
(Assistant: T.J. Doherty)
Pro Tools Engineering: Danny Madorsky
Moog Synthesizer: Walter Sear
Vocals: Steve Jordan
Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums/Vocals: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar: Jon Spencer

14. The Funky Gremlin
Writers: Blues Explosion
Published by Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded: Don Smith at Globe
(Assistant: Miles Levit)
Mixed: Alan Moulder and Jon Spencer at Sear
(Assistant: T.J. Doherty)
Pro Tools Engineering: Danny Madorsky
Moog Synthesizer: Walter Sear
Vocals: Steve Jordan
Guitars: Judah Bauer
Drums/Vocals: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar: Jon Spencer

ENHANCED SECTION:
Directed/Produced/Edited: Niko Tavernese
Special thanks:
Steve Jordan, Don Smith, Danny Madorsky, Minoru Yukoo, Dan ‘The Automator’, DJ Shadow, Fred Schneider, Kostas Sermemitis, Globe, Empire View Sounds, Sear Sound, Abe Bradshaw, Danny Heaps.

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Blues explosion would like to thank: Amanda, Peter Arsenault, Lynda Cass, Jennifer Chiba, CHS, Andy Clark, Shaun Connon, Joe Coppo, Leather Dawn, Jim Dickinson, Jackie Farry, Lerry Hardy, Bud Heart, Hollis, Norio Imae, Laurence Kern, Nancy Lopez, Sarah Lowe, Cristina Martinez, Martinez Family, Merck Mercuriadis, Daniel Miller, Miller Family, Diane Muenz, Nao, Whitney O’Keefe, Robert Quine, Linda Randazzo, Craig Robinson, Johan Rutgens, Elliott Smith, Spencer Family, Niko Tavernese, P A Taylor, Takashi Udono, Matt Verta-Ray, Ron Ward, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photos: Ashkan Sahihi
Professional Grooming: Heart
Design: Chip Kidd

BARCODE: 4 988002 464364

MATRIX: “VICP – 62827 – 1 X1B V IFPI L245”

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