Speedball Baby – The Blackout (LP, US)

17 June 2002 In The Red Records ITR068
01. Three Quarter Man
02. Hanky-Joe Digger
03. Do The Blackout
04. Wanna Scratch It?

05. Pimp Hand Strong
06. Bee In Flight
07. Asphalt Blues
08. The Diddler
09. Blackjack
10. Baretta’s My Handle
11. Cash Cow
12. The Termite Speaks
13. Nine Eleven
14. The Jack Martin Story
15. Cash Cow (Reprise)
Speedball Baby - The Blackout (LP, US)  - Cover
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NOTES:
Speedball Baby album on black vinyl.

Judah Bauer plays guitar and harmonica on Do The Blackout. Jon Spencer plays acoustic guitar on The Diddler and Wanna Scratch It? (which was also released on the In The Red records sampler Static Disaster in the UK) .

The Japanese edtion of this album features three additional bonus tracks one of which (The Harmonica is in “F”) was co-written by Jon Spencer.

The Blackout was issued on vinyl, CD, promo CD and on CD with bonus tracks in Japan.

Speedball Baby guitarist Matt Verta-Ray would go on to form Heavy Trash with Jon Spencer and work on records by numerous other artists including Five Dollar Priest, Lost Crusaders, Rob K, Micragirls, The King Brothers, Edision Rocket Train, Puffy AmiYumi and many more.

SONG CREDITS:
Electric Bass: Ali Smith
Drums: Andy Action
Guitar: Matt Verta-Ray
Vocals: Ron Ward
Electric Bass: Jenny Decker

Additional Musicians:
Upright Bass: Tom Abbs, Corin Stigall, Brent Martens and Paul Dugan
Vibes: Lily Wolf
Electric Bass: Paul Kolderie and Jim D
Background Vocals: Ali Smith, Christina Campanella and Cristina Martinez

01. Three Quater Man
Writers: Verta-Ray/Ward/Brooke Williams
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

02. Hanky-Joe Digger
Writers: Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog
Guitar Solo: Clay Reed

03. Do The Blackout
Writers: Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog
Guitar/Harmonica: Judah Bauer

04. Wanna Scratch It?
Writers: Jon Spencer/Markham/Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog
Acoustic Guitar: Jon Spencer

05. Pimp Hand Strong
Writers: James Chance/Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Early Mixes: Paul Kolderie
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

06. Bee In Flight
Writers: Decker/Markham/Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

07. Asphalt Blues
Writers: Markham/Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

08. The Diddler
Writers: Markham/Smith/Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog
Acoustic Guitar: Jon Spencer
Percussion: Cristina Martinez

09. Blackjack
Writers: Chet Atkins
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

10. Baretta’s My Handle
Writers: Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

11. Cash Cow
Writers: Matt Verta-Ray
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog
Vocals: Mick Collins
Saxophones: Dri Kaplan, Parker Noon and James Chance
Organ: Lily Wolf and Daniel Collas

12. The Termite Speaks
Writers: Markham/Verta-Ray/Ward/Wolf
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

13. Nine Eleven
Writers: Markham/Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

14. The Jack Martin Story
Writers: Markham/Verta-Ray/Ward
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

15. Cash Cow (Reprise)
Writers: Speedball Baby
Produced: Matt Verta-Ray
Recorded by Matt Verta-Ray and Andy Action at NY HED Studio/Peligro Audio NYC 2001
Mastered: Andrew Hermans at Polywog

(p)&© 2002 Blues Interactions, Inc. Licensed by In The Red Records, U.S.A.

SLEEVE NOTES:
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DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photos: Ali Smith, Ashkan Sahihi, Parker Noon, Chris Gray and Kay Olson
Design: Jimmy Hole and Matt Verta-Ray

BARCODE: 7 5971-85086-1 8

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “IN THE RED ITR-086-A * 7802.1 (2)…”
B: “IN THE RED ITR-086 B * 7802.2 (2)…”

*the run-out groove engraving includes a signature in cursive.

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