The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Acme Promo (12″, UK)

19 October 1998 Mute P12STUMM154
A1. Magical Colors
A2. Calvin

AA1. Lovin’ Machine
AA2. Talk About The Blues

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Acme Promo (12", UK) - Label - Side A
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Four track promo 12″ on black vinyl with plain black die-cut card sleeve. All four tracks taken from the album Acme.

This release is often mistaken for a 12″ release of the single Magical Colors.

Magical Colors (7″ / CD, UK) / (CD, GERMANY), Calvin (12″ / CD, AUSTRALIA) and Talk About The Blues (7″ / 12″ / CD, UK) / (12″ / CD, US) were all released as singles.

Lovin’ Machine appeared in the feature film Road Trip and was also included on the soundtrack album.

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’.

In 2010 Shout! Factory / Shove! Records issued Acme + Acme Plus as a double CD with numerous additional tracks.

SONG CREDITS:
Studios: Electrical, RPM, Greene Street, Waterworks, Dub Narcotic, Big House
Mastering: Howie Weinberg and Andy Van Dette at Masterdisk

A1. Magical Colors
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld
Piano and Organ: Jeremy Jacobson
Backing Vocals: Talenfeld

A2. Calvin
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
Recorded: Calvin Johnson
Remixed and Arranged: T-Ray

AA1. 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

AA2. 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

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RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “MANDY THE EXCHANGE DMM P STUMM 154 A1”
B: “P STUMM 154 B1 -DMM-“

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