The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang [Fang Pack] (CD, UK)

8 April 2002 Mute CDSTUMM199
01. Sweet N Sour
02. She Said
03. Money Rock ‘N’ Roll
04. Killer Wolf
05. Tore Up & Broke
06. Hold On
07. Down In The Beast
08. Shakin’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Tonight
09. The Midnight Creep
10. Over And Over
11. Mother Nature
12. Mean Heart
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NOTES:
Limited UK version in ‘Fang Pack’ with barcode/info sticker on rear. This version has been incorrectly stickered with the barcode and catalogue number intended for the vinyl issue (STUMM199). The booklet is the same as the cover from the regular CD issue and inside that there is a card die-cut slip-case containing the CD album. Printed inside the sleeve is a black and white image of the band which was featured as the tray image on some versions of the album (part of the image is visible through the hole).

Some of these CD’s were sent out as promotional copies with just the disc and slip-case and no tracklisting.

This album features guest appearances by Dr. John, Elliott Smith, Bernie Worrell and Willie Weeks.

She Said, Sweet ‘N’ Sour and Shakin’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Tonight were released as singles.

There are many different editions of this album with alternate track listings and running orders.

VIEW: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang: Tracks / Running Order Comparison

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang (2xCD, AUSTRALIA)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang (CD, JAPAN)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang [Fang Pack] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang (2xLP, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang [Fang Pack] (CD, US)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She Said (7″, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She Said [#1] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She Said [#2] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ghetto Mom (7″, US)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sweet N Sour (7″, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sweet N Sour [#1] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sweet N Sour [#2] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shakin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Tonight (7″, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shakin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Tonight (CD, UK)

SONG CREDITS:
All Songs © 2001 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Writers: Spencer/Explosion Vocals/Guitar/Theremin/Stylophone/Claps/Piano: Jon Spencer
Guitars/Backing Vocals/Claps: Judah Bauer
Drums/Percussion: Russell Simins
Guitar/Drums/Piano/Backing Vocals/Percussion/Organ/Claps/Bass: Steve Jordan
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded/Mixed: Don Smith for Moondog Productions Inc.
Assisted by Martin Pradler (Additional Recording & Pro Tools)
Additional Pro Tools Recording: Pat Thrall
Technical Assistance: Minoru Yokoo
Guitar & Drum Tech: Artie Smith
Recorded at Oorong (Assistant: Doug Conroy)
Except: “Sweet N Sour” Recorded at the Magic Shop (Assistant: Magic Juan Garcia)
Additional Recording at The Hit Factory (Assistant: Chris Testa)
Mixed at Bay 7 (Assistant: Matt Ellingsen)
Except “Hold On” at the Hit Factory (Assistant: Chris Testa)
And “Mother Nature” at Soucerer Sound (Assistant: Tim Conklin)
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi
Assisted by Steve Fallone
FOH: Peter Aresenault Lights: Niko Tavernise
Legal: Loren Chodosh and Vincent Gamba
Books: Jen Czin at RZO

05. Tore Up & Broke
Vocals: Elliott Smith

06. Hold On
Guitar: Dr. John
Organ: Bernie Worrell
Claps: Willie Weeks

10. Over And Over
Moog Bass: Bernie Worrell

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Jon thanks: Cristina, Charlie, Nancy, My Family, Larry, Terri, Eric, Brian, Bud, Harriette, Loren, Jen, Jesper, Chris, Shaun, Daniel, Miwa, Peter, Niko, Jackie, Kelly, Cali, Boche, Jonny, Naoki, Motor, Tannis Root, Chip, Steve, Don, Martin, Greg, Elliott, Bernie, Dr. John, Judah, & Russell …Judah: I’d like to thank Steve for showing me the power of a steady beat (Play behind the beat!) laid back …Russell for being a real brother/Soul (Have we done this before?) Jon for leading the way (Take a whiff!) …Hollis for 10 years Y Mas …Boche for leading is to where the money is, Over the next hill (Turn left at the light), Peter making us sound so good (Turn me up in the mix!) …Niko… “No Eceuentro palabras para decir” Minoru -San for the give and take (Does this sound good?) …Matt Johnson Post-Literate guidance …all the inspiration from the fans/front row dancers to the back of the halls…take a bow! –Russell Thanks: Steve Jordan for hookin’ it up! – Much respect, My friend, Don Big Heart Smith – You’re a special one. Amanda – You are the one, Brothers Blues Explosion – Judah, so grateful that you are – Jon, my favourite front man …Keepin’ us on our toes. Peter, Niko & Jackie – I’d never want another crew. Artie Smith – I want your drums. Jen Czin. Loren Chodosh. Ken Friedman. Jamey Staub. Mark Kates. Minoru Yokoo. Grand Royal. – R.I.P. Dr John – You are so cool! My mom, cause she’s cool. Brothers Simins – Rick & Robert. And my Dad, cause wherever he is, I know he’s diggin’ this. –Steve Special thanks: Meegan Voss, Loren Chodosh, Paul Zukowsky, Don Smith, Martin Pradler, Pat Thrall, Greg Calbi, Artie Smith, Niko Bolas, Jen Czin, Vincent Gamba, Jim Keltner, Timothy White, Mitch Glazer, Paul Jamison, Jon Jennings @ Royer Labs, Dr. Susan Linn, Makikio Endo, Troy Germano, Zoe Thrall, Danielle Crisafulli, and my family.”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Designed: Chip Kidd
[Although sleeve states “Photo by” it doesn’t actually say who the photographer was]

BARCODE: 5 016025 311996*

*this item is incorrectly stickered with the barcode/catalogue number from the UK vinyl LP.

MATRIX: “E4402 CDSTUMM 199 01 Technicolor IFPIL122”

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