V/A feat. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Everything Is Nice (3xCD, US)

26 October 1999 Matador Records OLE 400-2
CD One:
01. Pavement – Stereo
02. Cornelius – Count Five Or Six
03. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
– Talk About The Blues

04. Cat Power – Cross Bones Style
05. Chavez – Flight ’96
06. Nightmares On Wax – Fire In The Middle
07. Non Phixion – Refuse To Lose
08. Jega – Pitbull
09. Unwound – NO TECH!
10. Helium – Cosmic Rays
11. The Lynnfield Pioneers – Maximum Sunshine
12. Guitar wolf – Fujiyama Attack
13. Modest Mouse – Heart Cooks Brain
14. Bardo pond – Flux

CD Two:
01. Mogwai – Xmas Steps
02. Yo la Tengo – Sugarcube
03. Guided By Voices
– The Official Ironmen Rally Song
04. Sleater-Kinney
– Banned From The End Of The World
05. Solex – One Louder Solex
06. Matmos – The Banjo’s Categorical Gut
07. Arab Strap – Here We Go
08. Khan – Booker To Hooker
09. Red Snapper – Image Of You
10. Arsonists – Blaze
11. Boards of Canada – Roygbiv
12. Burger ink – Do The Strand
13. Pole – Tanzen
14. Void – X-Factor

CD Three:
01. The Lynnfield Pioneers – Windblown
02. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Naked
03. Non Phixion – Sleepwalkers
04. Arsonists – Universal Skills
05. Pizzicato Five – One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Barbie Dolls
06. Solex – Oh Cripes!
07. Khan – Body Dump (Super-8 Mix)
08. The Wisdom Of Harry – Schtumm
09. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube (Live)
10. Pavement – Grounded (Crooked Rain Version)
11. Guided by Voices
– Choking Tara (Creamy Version)
12. Mary Timony – Aging Astronauts II
13. Bardo Pond – Long Ride
14. Mogwai – Hugh Dallas
15. Cat Power – Sea of Love

V/A feat. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Everything Is Nice (3xCD, US) - Front

V/A feat. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Everything Is Nice (3xCD, US) - Rear

V/A feat. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Everything Is Nice (3xCD, US) - Disc 1

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NOTES:
Triple CD set in fold-out DigiPak with detailed booklet, Obi-Strip style header with stickered shrink-wrapping.

Compilation features the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion single Talk About The Blues originally from the album Acme and Naked which, at the time, was exclusive to this release. Since the released of Everything Is Nice, Naked has been issued on Extra Width + Mo’ Width [2010] (2xCD, US) and Jukebox Explosion Rockin’ Mid-90’s Punkers which featured the following (questionable) sleeve notes; “This ultra-frantic monster was the A-Side to a limited edition giveaway single, inspired by avid nudist David Yow of the Jesus Lizard, who the Blues Explosion toured with early in their career. 100 copies were pressed and given to the lucky attendees at the Blues Explosion’s Third Anniversary show at Maxwell’s, in Hoboken, New Jersey.”

The DVD edition included Flavor.

This compilation was issued as a Promo CD, triple CD set, double vinyl, DVD and Video.

SONG CREDITS:
CD Three:

01. The Lynnfield Pioneers – Windblown
Writers: The Lynnfield Pioneers (BMI)
Recorded/Mixed: Greg Talenfeld and the band at Watworks NYC
Vocals: Dan Cook
Bass: Mike Janson
Farfisa/Drums: John Paul Jones
Previously unreleased
Contact: Lampshop Records, 500 State St. #3, Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.escape.com/~lampshop

02. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Naked
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed: April 1993 at Waterworks NYC with Jim Waters
Produced: Jon Spencer
Previously unreleased
Contact: c/o Matador Records US

03. Non Phixion – Sleepwalkers
Writers: Non Phixon (Qaballah Industries/Tortured Soul/Compulsive Disorder, ASCAP)
Produced: Goretex Medinah
Recorded by 10k at Area 51, Brooklyn
Mixed by Kieran Walsh & Non Phixon at D&D Recordings, NYC
“Sleepwalkers” contains a sample from “Black and Proud,” as recorded by Intelligent Hoodlum, under license from Universal Music Special Markets.
The composition embodies portions of “Sleepwalkers” written by P. Chapman and M. Williams (EMI April Music, Inc.).
Previously unreleased
Contact: c/o Matador Records US

04. Arsonists – Universal Skills
Writers Swel/Freestyle/D. Story (BMI)
Produced: Q-Unique
Recorded at The Fire Place
Engineered/Mixed: Q-Unique
Previously unreleased
Contact: c/o Matador US web address: www.arsonists.com

05. Solex – Oh Cripes!
Writer: E.L. Esselink (Harley Publishing)
Recorded/Produced/Mixed: Solex@AftrapMastering and finalizing van der Weij@Orkater
Previously unreleased
Contact: solex@xs4all.nl

06. Pizzicato Five – One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Barbie Dolls
Writer: Konishi Yasuharu (Windswept Pacific, BMI)
Previously released only in Japan
Contact: Pizzicato Five International, Daikanyama Pacific Mansion #303, 10-14 Sanugaku-ch shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033, Japan

07. Khan – Body Dump (Super-8 Mix) Writers: Julee Crise and Can “Khan” Oral (I’m A Girl, Warner/Copyright Control)
Recorded at Blue Box, NYC
Previously unreleased remix of song from “1-900-GET KHAN” OLE-345 DBL LP/CD
Contact: elturcoloco@aol.com

08. The Wisdom Of Harry – Schtumm Writers: The Wisdom Of Harry (Copyright Control)
Recorded at Bigfoot
Contact: faux-lux, PO Box 20209, London NW1 1WN
e-mail: wisdomofharry@hotmail.com web: http://www.kleber.co.uk/faux-lux
Previously unreleased

09. Guided by Voices – Choking Tara (Creamy Version)
Writer: Robert Pollard (Needmore Songs/Universal Music, BMI)
Recorded in 1996 by John Shough at Cro Magnon, Dayton, OH
Vocals/Guitar: Robert Pollard
Guitar: Doug Gillard
Guitar: John Petkovic
Bass: Don Depew
Drums: Dave Swanson
Previously unreleased recording of song originally on “Mag Earwhig” OLE-241 LP/CD
Contact: c/o Manage This, 160 W. 16th Street #1B, NYC 10011

10. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube (Live)
Writers: Yo La Tengo (Roshashauna Music/Excellent Classical Songs, BMI)
This version of “Sugarcube” was recorded live to a Professional Walkman at the Anthology Film Archives from the audience by Jeff Lazar. It was mastered by Sterling by Greg Calbi. Peter Walsh mixed the live sound, among lots of other help he provided.
Previously unreleased live version of track on “I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One” OLE-222 DBL LP/CD
Contact: P.O. Box 6028, Hoboken NJ 07030

11. Pavement – Grounded (Crooked Rain Version)
Writer: S. Malkmus (Treble Kicker Publishing, BMI)
Recorded in 1993 at Random Falls
Previously unreleased recording of song originally on “Slanted & Enchanted” OLE-038 LP/CD
Contact: P.O. Box 5506, Berkeley, CA 94705 www.pavementtherockband.com

12. Mary Timony – Aging Astronauts II
Writer: Mary Tomony (Loud Pink Birdsongs, ASCAP)
Recorded by Christina P. Files, April 29, 1999
Mary B. Timony played the Rhodes and Christina P. Files played the drums
Previously unreleased recording of song originally on “The Magic City” OLE-195 LP/CD
Contact: c/o Matador Records US

13. Bardo Pond – Long Ride
Writers: Bardot Pond (Capillary River/Doormat, BMI)
Recorded at Lemur House, Philadelphia, John Gibbons on saxophone.
Previously unreleased
Contact: 1801 N. Howard, Philadelphia, PA 19122

14. Mogwai – Hugh Dallas
Writers: Mogwai (Chrysalis Music Publishing)
Recorded by Andy Miller at Chem 19 Studios, Hamilton
Previously unreleased
Contact: P.O. Box 15107, Glasgow, G1 1US, UK. E-mail: mogwai@clara.co.uk

15: Cat Power – Sea of Love
Writers: P. Baptiste and G. Khoury (Fort Knox Publishing, Tek Publishing, Trio Music Co. Inc., BMI)
Recorded and engineered by Nicolas at Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, NY, Summer of ’98
This song appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese release of “Moon Pix” OLE-286 LP/CD
Contact: c/o Matador Records US

SLEEVE NOTES:
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Art Direction: Mark 0

BARCODE: 7 44861 04002 6

MATRIX:
CD One: “wea mfg. OLYPHANT Y8944 LN OLE 400-2.1 01”
CD Two: “wea mfg. OLYPHANT Y8945 LN OLE 400-2.2 01”
CD Three: “wea mfg. OLYPHANT X9204 LN OLE 400-2.3 01”

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