The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme + Acme Plus [2010] (2xCD, US)

19 October 2010 Shout! Factory / Majordomo Records 826663-118186
Disc One: Acme
01. Calvin
02. Magical Colors
03. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
04. High Gear
05. Talk About the Blues
06. I Wanna Make It All Right
07. Lovin’ Machine
08. Bernie
09. Blue Green Olga
10. Give Me a Chance
11. Desperate
12. Torture
13. Attack
14. Right Place, Wrong Time
15. The Black Godfather
16. New Year (Destroyer)
17. Confused (Sansano)
18. Hell (Benzel-Waters)
19. Bacon (Techno Animal)
20. Lap Dance (Thirlwell)
21. Blues Power

Disc Two: Acme Plus
01. Wait a Minute
02. Get Down Lover
03. Confused (Zebra Ranch)
04. Magical Colors (31 Flavors)
05. Not Yet
06. Get Old
07. Bacon
08. Blue Green Olga (Benzel-Waters)
09. Heavy (Stimulated Dummies)
10. Lap Dance
11. Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again
12. Soul Trance
13. Electricity
14. New Year (Rough) (Version)
15. Lovin’ Machine (Automator)
16. Chowder
17. T.A.T.B. (Demo)
18. Hell (Zebra Ranch)
19. Torture (Waters)
20. Blues Explosion Attack (Dub Narcotic)
21. Calvin (Bagel)
22. Shhh

VIEW:
NOTES:
The Acme + Acme Plus double CD set has been expanded to a total of 43 songs including The Black Godfather from the Andre Williams album of the same name and the demo of Talk About The Blues previously only available on the Japanese release Ura Acme. Issued in a double CD digipak with 16 page booklet featuring photos and extensive sleeve notes by Mike Edison.

The artwork inside the sleeve uses the same Winona Ryder image and design from the Talk About The Blues and Extra Acme [JAPAN] covers.

Bacon (Techno Animal), The Black Godfather, Blues Explosion Attack, Blues Power, Hell (Benzel – Waters) and Lap Dance (Thirllwell) are not on other editions of the Acme Remix albums.

SONG CREDITS:
Reissue Produced: Jon Spencer
A&R: Derek Dressier
Business Affairs: Dave McIntosh
Remastering: Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, Inc.

Acme:
Studios: Electrical, RPM, Greene Street, Waterworks, Dub Narcotic, Big House
Mastering: Howie Weinberg and Andy Van Dette at Masterdisk

01. Calvin
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Calvin Johnson
Remixed and Arranged: T-Ray

02. Magical Colors
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld
Piano and Organ: Jeremy Jacobson
Backing Vocals: Talenfeld

03. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Dan the Automator
Backing Vocals: Dexter Conyers, Lee ‘Scout’ Ford, Jerome ‘Rome’ Cohen and Jason Powell
Scratching: The Automator

04. High Gear
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded/Mixed: Steve Albini

05. Talk About The Blues
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Suz Dyer, Calvin Johnson and Greg Talenfeld
Mixed: Dan the Automator
Noises: Rick Lee
Scratching: Automator

06. I Wanna Make It All Right
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini Mixed: Chris Shaw
Organ and Synthersizer: Shaw

07. Lovin’ Machine
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Jim Water and Scott Benzel with Dan the Automator
Piano: Greg Forman

08. Bernie
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Suz Dyer and Calvin Johnson
Mixed with Nick Sansano
Backing Vocals: Cristina Martinez and Hollis Queens
Organ: Brian Weber
Piano: Sansano

09. Blue Green Olga
Writers: Cunniff/Explosion
Published: EMI April Music Inc./Grand Royal Music/Luscious Jackson Music, ASCAP/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer Mixed with Dan the Automator
Backing Vocals: Jill Cunniff
Organ: Joel Diamond
Scratching: Automator

10. Give Me A Chance
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini Mixed: Chris Shaw and with Greg Talenfeld
Organ/Synthersizer: Shaw

11. Desperate
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld and Dan The Automator
Harmonica: Talenfeld
Backing Vocals: Audrey Rose

12. Torture
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Dan The Automator
Additional Mixing with Nick Sansano

13.1. Attack
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Alec Empire and Dan The Automator
Scratching: The Automator

13.2. Calvin Reprise
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Mixed: Jim Dickinson
Horn Section: Brass Monkey
Special Guest: Othar Turner

14. Right Place, Wrong Time
Writer: Mac Rebennack
Published: by Walden Music, Inc./Cauldron Music/WB Music Corp. ASCAP
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Dan The Automator
Dinner Reservations: Marty Diamond

15. The Black Godfather
Writers: Williams/Explosion
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/Dirty Shirt Music (BMI)
Recorded/Mixed: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA
Vocals: Andre Williams
Backing Vocals/Percussion: Brian Waters
Track courtesy In The Red records

16. New Year (Destroyer)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Alec Empire

17. Confused (Sansano)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Nick Sansano
Organ: Sansano

18. Hell (Benzel-Waters)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Jim Waters and Scott Benzel

19. Bacon (Techno Animal)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Remixed: Techno Animal at Avalanche Studios, Shropshire
Pre-production at North Circular, London
Porn Star In Effect: The Ghost of Matt Sweeney

20. Lap Dance (Thirlwell)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: June 16th, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Jim Thirlwell
Vocals: Andre Williams

21. Blues Power
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini / Scott Harding / Greg Talenfeld
Mixed with Jamey Staub and with Greg Talenfeld
Harmonica: Talenfeld

Disc Two: Acme Plus
01. Wait a Minute
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Moby
Clavinet/Saw: Jeremy Jacobson
Percussion/Bass: Moby

02. Get Down Lover
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Nick Sansano
TrumpeT: Mark Pender
Saxophone: Jerry Vivino

03. Confused (Zebra Ranch)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Jim Dickinson

04. Magical Colors (31 Flavors)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld
Piano/Organ: Jeremy Jacobson
Backing Vocals: Talenfeld

05. Not Yet
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Jamey Staub
Piano: Joey Moskowitz

06. Get Old
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed: Calvin Johnson

07. Bacon
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Nick Sansano and by Chris Shaw
Violins: Ralph Farris & Krisztof Witek
Cello: Garo Yellin
String Arrangement: Kurt Hoffman

08. Blue Green Olga (Benzel-Waters)
Writers: Cunniff / Explosion
Published: EMI April Music Inc. / Grand Royal Music / Lucious Jackson Music, ASCAP /
Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Remixed: Jim Waters / Scott Benzel/ Jack Dangers
Backing Vocals: Jill Cunniff
Organ: Joel Diamond

09. Heavy (Stimulated Dummies)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Remixed: Dante Ross and John Gamble, the Stimulated Demmies for SD50
Guitar / Piano / Bass: Gabby Abulruch
Backing Vocals: Dextor Conyers, Lee ‘Scout’ Ford, Jerome ‘Rome’ Cohen and Jason Powell

10. Lap Dance
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: June 16th, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Jim Thirlwell
Vocals: Andre Williams

11. Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini and Greg Talenfeld
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld
Harmonica: Talenfeld
12. Soul Trance
Writers: Garfield / Harding / Explosion
Published: DMI/Broadway Sol Goodman ltd., ASCAP/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini, Scott Harding and Greg Talenfeld
Mixed with Scott Harding
Human Beatbox: Filet O’ Fresh

13. Electricity
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Nick Samsano

14. New Year (Rough) (Version)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld

15. Lovin’ Machine (Automator)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Dan the Automator
Piano: Greg Foreman

16. Chowder
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Nick Sansano
Piano: Money Mark

17. T.A.T.B. (Demo)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Calvin Johnson and Greg Talenfeld
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld

18. Hell (Zebra Ranch)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Jim Dickinson
Sitar: Luther Dickinson
Washboard: Cody Dickinson
Farfisa: Jim Dickinson

19. Torture (Waters)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed: Jim Waters

20. Blues Explosion Attack (Dub Narcotic)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded / Mixed: Calvin Johnson
Track courtesy K Records

21. Calvin (Bagel)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Calvin Johnson
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld, Jamey Staub and Alec Empire

22. Shhh
Writers: Waters / Explosion
Published: Wacky Voodoo Music, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Jim Waters

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Thank You: Cristina. Charlie. Bud Hart. Moby. Techno Animal. Tim Simenon. Clyde Haygood. Amanda Ray. Arlene Lapsberg. Cris Cush. Andy Adler. Brian Brown. Hollis. Clarence White. Niko Tavernise. Eric Tew. Peter Arsenault. Chris Fahey. Jamey Staub. Dick Meredith. Loren Chodosh. RZO. the Billions Corporation. CBL. Pav. Creative Man. Tim and Micha Warren. Andre Williams. Larry Hardy. Mute. Matador. Toys Factory. Au Go Go. Capitol.”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photos: Joe Dilworth, C Taylor Caruthers, Stephanie Chernikowski, Ali Smith
Package Design: Jimmy Hole, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer
Production: Jeff Palo
Artwork/Package Supervision: Karrie Stouffer
Liner Notes: Mike Edison
Editorial Supervision: Dorothy Stefanski
Project Assistance: Robert Kim

BARCODE: 8 26663 11818 6

MATRIX:
CD 1: “DIDX-475800 1 IFPI L329”
CD 2: “DIDX-475801 1 IFPI L328”

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