The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Xtra Acme USA (2xLP, US)

14 September 1999 Matador Records OLE 376-1
1.1. Wait a Minute
1.2. Get Down Lover
1.3. Confused
1.4. Magical Colors (31 Flavors)
1.5. Not Yet

2.1. Get Old
2.2. Bacon
2.3. Blue Green Olga (Remix)
2.4. Heavy (Remix)
2.5. Lap Dance

3.1. Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again
3.2. Soul Trance
3.3. Electricity
3.4. New Year
3.5. Lovin’ Machine (Automator)

4.1. Chowder
4.2. T.A.T.B. (For the Saints and the Sinners Remix)
4.3. Hell
4.4. Calvin (Zebra Ranch)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Xtra Acme USA (2xLP, US) - Cover
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NOTES:
Double vinyl with stickered shrinkwrap and two full colour inner-sleeves and two plain white paper die-cut inner sleeves, also issued on CD.

The cover features the ‘150g’ foil sticker and the same information sticker* as the CD which lists artists appearing on the record.

*similar text also appears on the cover of the promo CD edition.

The rear and cover artwork features images of Giovanni Ribisi, John C Riley and Winona Ryder taken from the Talk About The Blues video which was also used on the UK single release of this track. The inner sleeves feature high-contrast red and blue photos of the band.

Tracks from this album were released as Ura Acme (vinyl) and Extra Acme (CD) in Japan with Extra Acme also being issued as a promo vinyl album.

A different version of Hell (titled Give Ya Some Hell) was issued on the 7″ single release of Heavy.

In The Red Records released a two track remix Lapdance 12″ and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion recorded two songs for the album Andre Williams is The Black Godfather.

In 2010 Shove! / Shout! Factory released a two-disc expanded edition of Acme + Acme Plus.

SONG CREDITS:
Studios: Drama, Electrical, RPM, Greene Street, Waterworks, Dub Narcotic, Big House, Ardent, Zebra Ranch
Mastering: Andy VanDette and Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk

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

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

1.3. Confused
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Jim Dickinson

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

1.5. Not Yet
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld
Piano and Organ: Jeremy Jacobson
Backing Vocals: Talenfeld

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

2.2. 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

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

2.4. Heavy (Remix)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recored: Suz Dyer
Remixed: Dante Ross and John Gamble, the Stimulated Dummies for SD50 inc.
Mixed: Stimulated Dummies and Jamey Staub
Guitar, Piano, Bass: Gabby Abulruch
Backing Vocals: Dexter Conyers, Lee ‘Scout’ Ford, Jerome ‘Rome’ Cohen and Jason Powell

2.5. Lap Dance
Writers: Williams/Explosion
Published: June 16th, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld
Vocals: Andre Williams

3.1. 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

3.2. Soul Trance
Writers: Garfielf/Harding/Explosion
Published: BMI/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

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

3.4. New Year
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld

3.5. Lovin’ Machine (Automator)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld

4.1. Chowder
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld

4.2. T.A.T.B. (For the Saints and the Sinners Remix)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer, Calvin Johnson and Greg Talenfeld
Remixed: David Holmes with Tim Goldsworthy, Darren Morris and Phil Mossman
Contains elements from “Looking For A Bargain Part 1” by Rev. W. Leo Daniels. Used by courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets Inc. (administered by MCA-Duchess Music Corporation (BMI))

4.3. Hell
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini at Electrical, Chicago
Mixed: Jim Dickinson at Zebra Ranch, Coldwater, MS
Sitar: Luther Dickinson
Washboard: Cody Dickinson
Farfisa: Jim Dickinson

4.4. Calvin (Zebra Ranch)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Calvin Johnson
Mixed: Jim Dickinson
Horn Section: Brass Monkey
Special Guest: Othar Turner

SLEEVE INFORMATION:
SLEEVE:
“Photography: Evan Bernard
Design: David Warner
Blues Explosion: Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Jon Spencer
Thank You: Giovanni Ribissi, John C Riley, Winona Ryder
DISC: OLE 376-2
625 Broadway, NYC 10012
Manufactured by WEA Mfg.
www.matador.recs.com jsbx99”

STICKER INFO: “The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Xtra-Acme USA
ACME UNCUT!
A diverse selection of musical treats left off the Acme album, including remixes by David Holmes and Dante Ross, and featuring the talents of Andre Williams, Othar Turner, Calvin Johnson, Moby, Jim Dickinson and Money Mark, among other illuminaries. 74 Minutes. OLE 376-1/2”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photography: Evan Bernard
Design: David Warner

BARCODE: 7 44861 03761 3

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