Boss Hog – Whiteout (CD, UK)

14 February 2000 City Slang CITY SLANG 20150-2
01. Whiteout
02. Chocolate
03. Nursery Rhyme
04. Stereolight
05. Fear For You
06. Get It While You Wait
07. Jaguar
08. Itchy & Scratchy
09. Defender
10. Trouble
11. Monkey

ENHANCED SECTION:
Whiteout (Video)
Gallery
Biography
Game
and
Lobito (MP3 of previously unreleased track)

Boss Hog - Whiteout (CD, UK) - Cover
VIEW:
NOTES:
UK CD edition in stickered sleeve with alternate artwork (in comparison to US/JAPAN CD issue).

Also issued by City Slang on heavy weight black vinyl with poster.

The track Defender was released as a single in the US but was not featured on the album.

The Japanese, European and US releases all had different track listings and cover artwork.

Whiteout, Get It While You Wait, Itchy & Scratchy and Defender were all released as singles.

The enhanced section includes a screensaver, video, gallery, biography and a game with four separate sections which, once completed, allow access to previously unreleased track Lobito as an MP3. See below for full details and answers.

Itchy + Scratchy was used in a Levi’s advert and was issued on the following Levi’s-themed releases: Levi’s Music compilation, Engineered Jeans five track promo and a split promo CD with Clinic.

SONG CREDITS/GAME INFORMATION:
© (p) 1999 Boss Hog, All Songs: Boss Hog
Published: Madam’s Organ Music
Vocals: Cristina Martinez
Guitar/Vocals: Jonathan Spencer
Bass: Jens Jurgensen
Drums/Vocals: Hollis Queens
Keyboards: Mark Boyce

01. Whiteout
Produced/Mixed: Tore Johansson for Tambourine Productions
Recording Engineered: Bil Emmons
Recorded at The Magic Shop, NYC.
Mixed at Tambourine Studios, Malmo, Sweden
Assistant Engineer for the Recording: Reto Peter
Mastered: Staffan Olofsson

02. Chocolate
Produced/Mixed: Tore Johansson for Tambourine Productions
Recording Engineered: Bil Emmons
Recorded at The Magic Shop, NYC.
Mixed at Tambourine Studios, Malmo, Sweden
Assistant Engineer for the Recording: Reto Peter
Mastered: Staffan Olofsson

03. Nursery Rhyme
Produced/Mixed: Tore Johansson for Tambourine Productions
Recording Engineered: Bil Emmons
Recorded at The Magic Shop, NYC.
Mixed at Tambourine Studios, Malmo, Sweden
Assistant Engineer for the Recording: Reto Peter
Mastered: Roger Jonsson at CD-Plant Mastering. Malmo, Sweden.

04. Stereolight
Produced/Mixed: Tore Johansson for Tambourine Productions
Recording Engineered: Bil Emmons
Recorded at Magic Shop, NYC.
Mixed at Tambourine Studios, Malmo, Sweden
Assistant Engineer for the Recording: Reto Peter
Mastered: Roger Jonsson at CD-Plant Mastering. Malmo, Sweden.

05. Fear For You
Produced: Andy Gill
Mixed: Jim Scalvunos
Engineer: Bil Emmons
Recorded/Mixed at Greene Street, NYC.
Assistant Engineers: Eric Tew/Phil Painson
Mastered: Roger Jonsson at CD-Plant Mastering. Malmo, Sweden.

06. Get It While You Wait
Produced: Andy Gill
Mixed: Tore Johansson for Tambourine Productions.
Recording Engineered: Bil Emmons
Recorded at Greene Street, NYC.
Mixed at Tambourine Studios, Malmo, Sweden
Assistant Engineer for the Recording: Eric Tew
Mastered: Staffan Olofsson

07. Jaguar
Produced: Andy Gill
Mixed: JG Thirlwell
Engineered: Bil Emmons
Recorded/Mixed: Greene Street, NYC
Assistant Engineers: Eric Tew/Phil Painson
Mastered: Staffan Olofsson

08. Itchy & Scratchy
Produced: Andy Gill
Mixed: Roli Mosimann
Recording Engineered by Bil Emmons
Recorded at Greene Street, NYC.
Mixed at East Side Sound, NYC.
Assistant Engineer for the Recording: Eric Tew
Mastered: Staffan Olofsson

09. Defender
Produced: Andy Gill
Engineered: Bil Emmons
Recorded: Greene Street, NYC
Assistant Engineer: Eric Tew
Mastered: Staffan Olofsson

10. Trouble
Produced: Boss Hog
Mixed: Bil Emmons
Recorded at The Magic Shop, NYC
Assistant Engineer: Juan Garcia
Mastered: Roger Jonsson at CD-Plant Mastering, Malmo, Sweden

11. Monkey
Produced: Boss Hog
Mixed: Bil Emmons
Recorded at The Magic Shop, NYC
Assistant Engineer: Juan Garcia
Mastered: Roger Jonsson at CD-Plant Mastering, Malmo, Sweden

EN.1 Whiteout (Video)
AUDIO:
Produced/Mixed: Tore Johansson for Tambourine Productions
Recording Engineered: Bil Emmons
Recorded at Magic Shop, NYC.
Mixed at Tambourine Studios, Malmo, Sweden
Assistant Engineer for the Recording: Reto Peter
Mastered: Staffan Olofsson at CD-Plant Mastering. Malmo, Sweden

EN.2 Lobito (MP3)
[details unknown]
It’s a rough demo so the credits are probably:
Writers: Boss Hog
Produced: Boss Hog

BOSS HOG GAME (from Enhanced Section):

Consists of a map with locations which you need to visit in order to complete the four seperate games (as detailed below). Once completed it is possible to download an MP3 of previously unreleased track ‘Lobito’:

PART ONE:
Placing Boss Hog releases in the correct order.
[Which is as follows:
Drinkin’, Lechin’ & Lyin’ (LP, US),
Action Box (2×7″, US),
Cold Hands,
Smells Like Smoked Sausages (2×7″, US),
Girl +,
Boss Hog,
Porn (7″, US)
and
Whiteout]

PART TWO:
Following a sequence of noises/colours for 11 beats.
[This particular game is probably more difficult than it was meant to be as the colours/sounds flash-up too quickly to actually see them on screen (possibly due to computers being much faster nowadays). Although there are a few different variations after several attempts the sequence was: Yellow, Yellow, Blue, Green, Blue, Blue, Green, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow.]

PART THREE:
Dodging furnature being thrown out of a window whilst attempting to catch the cassette.
[Can’t really help-out much here, just use the left and right keys to move, it’s easy]

PART FOUR:
Quiz:

Q. Which member has a stage name?
A. Hollis Queens

Q. Which Member was not born in the USA?
A. Jens Jurgensen

Q. Jon and Cristina recorded with who as Spider Baby?
A. Steve Albini

Q. Which other short lived Boss Hog member was also in the band Unsane?
A. Pete Shore

Q. Who is the youngest member of Boss Hog?
A. Mark Boyce

Q. Which member studied Avant garde film with Stanley Brackage?
A. Cristina Matinez

Q. Jon & Cristina played together in what other band?
A. Gibson Bros

Q. Which Member does not have a drivers license?
A. Jens Jurgensen

Q. Which member of the band is a vegan?
A. Jens Jurgensen

Q. What other band was the original Boss Hog drummer Charlie Ondras in?
A. Unsane

Q. What producer on the new record has worked with the band before?
A. J. G. Thirwell

Q. Which two members appear in the Sonic Youth ‘Dirty Boots’ video?
A. Jens Jugernsen & Hollis Queens

Q. What inspired Boss Hog to name a release Action Box?
A. A sexual aid kit

SLEEVE NOTES/BIOGRAPHY [FROM ENHANCED SECTION]:
“Thank You: Charles Henry, Judah Bauer, Jessica Jurgensen, Gabrielle Boyce, Larry Hardy, Mr. & Mrs. Martinez, Ken Pope, Nancy Lopez, Peter Arsenault, Kelli Wilding, Niko Tavernise, Clyde Haygood, Tracy Stanton, Bruce Rekahn, Jason Kourkounis, Vince Schimel, Whitney O’Keeffee, the Linharts, Loren Chodosh, Jen Czin, Manage This!, Christof Ellinghaus, Mike Greek, The Billions Corporation, Molly Stern”

“06 whiteout
01
When the light coming from above
is equal to the light coming from below.
When there is absence of shadow,
invisibility of the horizon
and the discernibility of only very dark objects.”

BIOGRAPHY:
“Once upon a time
in a small quaint town
called the District of Columbia
a young disillusion rebel girl met a
young disillusioned rebel boy
classic
he was new in town
she had been around town, twice
they hit
they fell
they decided to leave together.
find some action
only one city in the world big enough
for the both
of them
New York City

Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer met on the feast of the Immaculate Conception in 1985 at a Jesus & Mary Chain show at the original 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.. Jon had just arrived, a wayward Brown University dropout looking for a way out. But D.C. was no match for Pussy Galore, his now legendary, seminal punk band. Having had their fill of the nations capitol, deeming it “a dead end” and a loser town”, they decided to relocate to New York.

bad seeds to the to the rotten apple
the boy had a band
the girl took pictures, went to film school and bitched a lot
couple of years passed

Cristina was to attend the New York University Summer Film program but dropped out to fill in as 3rd guitarist for Pussy Galore until it became apparent that she was too bossy. She had to start her own band.

in 1989 they did the inevitable
started a punk rock band with various degenerate friends
[enter Boss Hog]

Boss Hog formerly started in 1989 as a last minute fill in for a cancelled group at New York’s famed CBGB’s. Cristina assembled a group of rag-tag players to form the original all star line-up of Boss Hog. It included members of Pussy Galore, the Honeymoon Killers and Unsane.

constantly rotating cast of misunderstood misfits
very angry, very volatile
the perfect medium to express their sense
of humour, their love of music
they made records as testament to their experience
on numerous labels, the details
unimportant

This line up managed to record their 1989 debut “Drinkin’, Lechin’ & Lyin'” EP well as their full-length debut “Cold Hands” in 1990.

Both records were well received due in part to the line-up as well as their now legendary eye-catching artwork. This initial line-up of Boss Hog was soon to be fractured due to constant bickering which, on occasion, spilled over into violence. Cristina and Jon searched for new victims.

Eventually they found permanent partners in crime.

German art student Jens Jurgensen [bass] and Lower East Side scenester Hollis Queens [drums] joined the fold. In 1993, the recorded ‘Girl +’ CD which brought them wide critical acclaim and showed remarkable musical growth. Two years later they recorded Boss Hog on DGC records and began to get the international attention they so deserved.

they made this new record, Whiteout with Andy Gill [performer, producer/Gang of Four, Bis], Tore Johansson [producer/Cardigans], J.H. Thirwell [performer, producer/Foetus, Wiseblood, The The], Jim Sclavunous [performer, producer/Bad Seeds, Gunga Din] lots of details, point is, they still play together, pretty damn well, they still get off on it, you should see it, maybe, if they did their job right you can hear it.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photography: Richard Kern
Band Photographed by Christy Bush
Design: STUDIO 191

BARCODE: 7 24384 87420 9

MATRIX: “04173 BOSSHOG SP F 18693 012700”

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