The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme [Promo] (CD, UK)

19 October 1998 Mute PCDSTUMM154
01. Magical Colors
02. Calvin
03. Lovin’ Machine
04. Talk About the Blues
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Four-track promo in card sleeve issued prior to the release of Acme which was commercially released in the UK on vinyl and DigiPak CD.

Magical Colors (7″ / CD, UK) / (CD, GERMANY), Calvin (12″ / CD, AUSTRALIA) and Talk About The Blues (7″ / 12″ / CD, UK) / (12″ / CD, US) were all released as singles.

Lovin’ Machine appeared in the feature film Road Trip and was also included on the soundtrack album.

The song Talk About The Blues was written as a direct response to a Rolling Stone review of Now I Got Worry and Q&A with Jon Spencer and the title is a reference to I Do Not Play Not Rock ‘n’ Roll by Mississippi Fred McDowell. The song is discussed in detail in both a CMJ New Music Monthly article titled ‘Acme Blues Explosives, INC’.

In 2010 Shout! Factory / Shove! Records issued Acme + Acme Plus as a double CD with numerous additional tracks.

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

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

03. 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

04. 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

SLEEVE INFORMATION:
“the jon spencer blues explosion.
jsbx98.
sampler.

Mute Records Ltd. 429 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RE.
LC5834 Made in Great Britain. PCDSTUMM154
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Design: David Warner”

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MATRIX: “D1248 PCDSTUMM 154 IFPI L153 NIMBUS IFPIL153”

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