The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme / Plastic Fang (2xCD, FRANCE)

2002 Mute / Virgin France SAS 8 12879 2
Acme:

01. Calvin
02. Magical Colors
03. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
04. High Gear
05. Talk About The Blues
06. I Wanna Make It All Right
07. Lovin’ Machine
08. Bernie
09. Blue Green Olga
10. Give Me A Chance
11. Desperate
12. Torture
13a. Attack
13b. Calvin (Reprise)

Plastic Fang:

01. Sweet N Sour
02. She Said
03. Money Rock N Roll
04. Killer Wolf
05. Tore Up and 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

NOTES:
Boxset issued in France containing The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion albums Acme and Plastic Fang.
SONG CREDITS:
Acme:

Studios: Electrical, RPM, Greene Street, Waterworks, Dub Narcotic, Big House
Mastering: Howie Weinberg and Andy Van Dette at Masterdisk
01. Calvin
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Calvin Johnson
Remixed and Arranged: T-Ray

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

03. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Dan the Automator
Backing Vocals: Dexter Conyers, Lee ‘Scout’ Ford, Jerome ‘Rome’ Cohen and Jason Powell
Scratching: The Automator

04. High Gear
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded/Mixed: Steve Albini

05. 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

06. I Wanna Make It All Right
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini Mixed: Chris Shaw
Organ and Synthersizer: Shaw

07. 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

08. Bernie
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Suz Dyer and Calvin Johnson
Mixed with Nick Sansano
Backing Vocals: Cristina Martinez and Hollis Queens
Organ: Brian Weber
Piano: Sansano

09. Blue Green Olga
Writers: Cunniff/Explosion
Published: EMI April Music Inc./Grand Royal Music/Luscious Jackson Music, ASCAP/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer Mixed with Dan the Automator
Backing Vocals: Jill Cunniff
Organ: Joel Diamond
Scratching: Automator

10. Give Me A Chance
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini Mixed: Chris Shaw and with Greg Talenfeld
Organ/Synthersizer: Shaw

11. Desperate
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld and Dan The Automator
Harmonica: Talenfeld
Backing Vocals: Audrey Rose

12. Torture
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Dan The Automator
Additional Mixing with Nick Sansano

13.1. Attack
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Alec Empire and Dan The Automator
Scratching: The Automator

13.2. Calvin Reprise
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Mixed: Jim Dickinson
Horn Section: Brass Monkey
Special Guest: Othar Turner

Plastic Fang:

[With the exception of the guest performers the album does not state exactly which instruments were played on which songs.]
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 and 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:
Acme:

“Thank You: Cristina. Charlie. Bud Hart. Moby. Techno Animal. Tim Simenon. Clyde Haygood. Amanda Ray. Arlene Lapsberg. Cris Cush. Andy Adler. Brian Brown. Hollis. Clarence White. Niko Tavernise. Eric Tew. Peter Arsenault. Chris Fahey. Jamey Staub. Dick Meredith. Loren Chodosh. RZO. the Billions Corporation. CBL. Pav. Creative Man. Tim and Micha Warren. Andre Williams. Larry Hardy. Mute. Matador. Toys Factory. Au Go Go. Capitol.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK (Box):
Designed: Chip Kidd

ARTWORK (Acme):
Photography: Stephanie Chernikowski
Design: David Warner

ARTWORK (Plastic Fang):
Designed: Chip Kidd

BARCODE (Box): 7243 8 12879 2 7

BARCODE (Acme): 7 24384 66612 5
BARCODE (Plastic Fang): [unknown]

MATRIX (Acme): “EMI UDEN 8466612 @ 1 IFPI L046”
MATRIX (Plastic Fang): [unknown]

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