|February 2000||Virgin / Labels / City Slang||–|
|French promo CD with printed paper insert in PVC sleeve featuring only the Enhanced section as featured on the European releases of this album.
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.
In France the audio part was also issued as a separate disc also with printed insert and there was also a promo in card sleeve with finished artwork.
EN.1 Whiteout (Video)
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)
BOSS HOG GAME (from Enhanced Section):
Consists of a map with locations which you need to visit in order to complete the four separate games (as detailed below). Once completed it is possible to download an MP3 of previously unreleased track ‘Lobito’:
Q. Which member has a stage name?
Q. Which Member was not born in the USA?
Q. Jon and Cristina recorded with who as Spider Baby?
Q. Which other short lived Boss Hog member was also in the band Unsane?
Q. Who is the youngest member of Boss Hog?
Q. Which member studied Avant garde film with Stanley Brackage?
Q. Jon & Cristina played together in what other band?
Q. Which Member does not have a drivers license?
Q. Which member of the band is a vegan?
Q. What other band was the original Boss Hog drummer Charlie Ondras in?
Q. What producer on the new record has worked with the band before?
Q. Which two members appear in the Sonic Youth ‘Dirty Boots’ video?
Q. What inspired Boss Hog to name a release Action Box?
BIOGRAPHY [FROM ENHANCED SECTION]:
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
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
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
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.”