|19 October 1998||Mute||STUMM154|
A2. Magical Colors
A3. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
A4. High Gear
A5. Talk About The Blues
A6. I Wanna Make It All Right
B1. Lovin’ Machine
|Test pressing of the Mute (UK) vinyl release of Acme (also issued on vinyl in the US), includes the unlisted Calvin (Reprise) after the last track, also on the CD release.
High Gear is titled Italian Country Pickup on the Japanese promo CD.
The title of the song Bernie is a tribute to a Blues Explosion fan who follows the band around the country. The song was originally “called Get Down With Brian for this Dub Narcotic guy, but Albini called it Get Down With Bernie. We shortened it as a tribute to him and to the friends of the Blues Explosion.” – extract from Rolling Stone article Track X Track.
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’ and a later Rolling Stone interview.
In 2010 Shout! Factory / Shove! Records issued Acme + Acme Plus as a double CD with numerous additional tracks.
Studios: Electrical, RPM, Greene Street, Waterworks, Dub Narcotic, Big House
Mastering: Howie Weinberg and Andy Van Dette at Masterdisk
1.2. Magical Colors
1.3. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
1.4. High Gear
1.5. Talk About The Blues
1.6. I Wanna Make It All Right
2.1. Lovin’ Machine
2.3. Blue Green Olga
2.4. Give Me A Chance
2.7b. Calvin Reprise
RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
*First part is crossed-out, could say something else but looks like an incorrect spelling of ‘Stumm’.