V/A feat. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Matador At Fifteen (2xCD/DVD, US)

12 October 2004 Matador Records OLE-623-2
CD 1 – GREATEST HITS 1999-2004:
01. Pretty Girls Make Graves – This Is Our Emergency
02. Interpol – Obstacle 1
03. The New Pornographers – The Laws Have Changed
04. Mission Of Burma – Dirt
05. Cat Power – Free
06. Stephen Malkmus – Church On White
07. Yo La Tengo – Don’t Have To Be So Sad
08. Cornelius – Drop
09. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
– Money Rock’n’Roll

10. Dead Meadow – The Whirlings
11. Guided By Voices – My Kind Of Soldier
12. Preston School Of Industry – Caught In The Rain
13. Bardo Pond – Inside
14. Seachange – Forty Nights
15. Belle and Sebastian
– Don’t Leave The Light On Baby
16. Thalia Zedek – 1926
17. Matmos – For The Trees
18. Mogwai – Hunted By A Freak

CD 2 – UNRELEASED AND RARITIES 1999-2004:
01. The New Pornographers – Graceland
02. Interpol – Specialist
03. Pretty Girls Make Graves – C-30 C-60 C-90 GO!
04. M. Ward – Duet For Guitars #1
05. Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – It Kills
06. Mogwai – Hunted By A Freak (Boom Bip Remix)
07. Dead Meadow
– Everything’s Going On (Alternate Version)
08. Yo La Tengo
– Deeper Into Movies (Acoustic Version)
09. Mission Of Burma – Fame & Fortune (Live)
10. Guided By Voices – Free Of This World
11. Cat Power – The Party
12. Seachange – Seven Calls
13. Preston School Of Industry
– Tone It Down (Pablo Wong Remix)
14. A.C. Newman
– Homemade Bombs In The Afternoon
15. Matmos
– Cymbals & Aspirin (A Breakthrough In Pain Relief)
16. Cornelius – Wataridori

DVD – MUSIC VIDEOS 1999-2004:
01. Mogwai – Stanley Kubrick
02. Pavement – Spit On A Stranger
03. Mary Timony – Dr. Cat
04. The Wisdom of Harry
– Ladies & Gentlemen (In The Woods)
05. Stephen Malkmus – Discretion Grove
06. Cornelius – I Hate Hate
07. The New Pornographers
– The Laws Have Changed
08. Interpol – PDA
09. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She Said
10. Cat Power – He War
11. Pretty Girls Make Graves – This Is Our Emergency
12. Matmos – Stars and Stripes Forever

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NOTES:
Three disc set in fold-out DigiPak with detailed booklet includes Jon Spencer Blues Explosion audio track (Money Rock ‘n’ Roll) and video (She Said) taken from the album Plastic Fang.

The booklet features many emails written to/by the label and two hand-written letters one of which is in relation to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

“Matador’s fifteenth-anniversary compilation consists of one CD of “greatest hits”, one CD of rarities and unreleased tracks, and a DVD of music videos, all roughly from the period 1999-2004. The three discs come housed in an exquisite embossed laminated fold-out laminated digipak which is to the word LOUD as our tenth anniversary package was to the word MUTED. Additionally there is a 20-page booklet recounting many of the highlights of the past five years via original documents.” – matadorrecords.com

SONG CREDITS:
Concept: Gerard Cosloy/Chris Lombardi/Patrick Amory
Execution: Mark Ohe/Jesper Eklow
CD Mastering: SAE Mastering
DVD Authoring: Plexifilm

CD 1 – GREATEST HITS 1999-2004:

01. Pretty Girls Make Graves – This Is Our Emergency
Writers: Pretty Girls Make Graves
Published: Copyright Control
From the album The New Romance OLE-583
prettygirlsmakegraves.com

02. Interpol – Obstacle 1
Writers: Interpol
Published: Copyright Control (BMI)
From the album Turn On The Bright Lights OLE-545
interpolny.com

03. The New Pornographers – The Laws Have Changed
Writer: A.C. Newman
Published: Copyright Control (SOCAN)
From the album Electric Version OLE-551
thenewpornographers.com
Issued under license from Mint Records, Inc. mintrecs.com

04. Mission Of Burma – Dirt
Writer: Clint Conley
Published: Lambent Music (BMI)
From the album ONoffON OLE-613
missionofburma.com

05. Cat Power – Free
Writer: Chan Marshall
Published: Dreading Futures/Doorman Music (BMI)
From the album You Are Free OLE-427
catpowermusic.com

06. Stephen Malkmus – Church On White
Writer: Stephen Malkmus
Published: Treble Kicker Music (BMI)
From the album Stephen Malkmus OLE-444
stephenmalkmus.com

07. Yo La Tengo – Don’t Have To Be So Sad
Writers: Yo La Tengo
Published: Roshashauna Music/Excellent Classical Songs (BMI)
From the album Summer Sun OLE-548
yolatengo.com

08. Cornelius – Drop
Writer: Keigo Oyamada
Published: Doorman Music (BMI), administered by Bug Music
From the album Point OLE-332
cornelius-sound.com
Issued under license from Felicity/Polystar.

09. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Money Rock’n’Roll
Writer: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt (BMI)
From the album Plastic Fang OLE-542
[following credits are taken from Plastic Fang sleeve notes]
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
Recorded by 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)
Additional Recording at The Hit Factory (Assistant: Chris Testa)
Mixed at Bay 7 (Assistant: Tim Conklin)
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi
Assisted by Steve Fallone
mute.com/bluesexplosion

10. Dead Meadow – The Whirlings
Writers: Dead Meadow
Published: Old Man Of The Woods/Comp Le Monde/Floating Camels (SESAC)
From the album Shiving King And Others OLE-566
deadmeadow.com

11. Guided By Voices – My Kind Of Soldier
Writer: Robert Pollard
Published: Needmore Songs (BMI)
From the album Earthquake Glue OLE-574
gbv.com

12. Preston School Of Industry – Caught In The Rain
Writer: Scott Kannberg
Published: I Don’t Have One (BMI)
From the album Monsoon OLE-599
prestonschoolofindustry.com

13. Bardo Pond – Inside
Writers: Bardot Pond
Published: Capillary River Music/Doorman Music (BMI)
From the album Dilate OLE-459
threelobed.com/bardo

14. Seachange – Forty Nights
Writers: Sea Change
Published: Copyright Control
From the album Lay Of The Land OLE-601
seachangemusic.com

15. Belle and Sebastian – Don’t Leave The Light On Baby
Writers: Belle And Sebastian
Published: Tree Publishing/SONY Music Publishing
From the album Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant OLE-429
belleandsebastian.com
Issued uner license from Jeepster recordings, Ltd. jeepster.co.uk

16. Thalia Zedek – 1926
Writer: Gary Gogel
Published: G. Gogel Music
From the album Been Here And Grace OLE-519
thrilljockey.com

17. Matmos – For The Trees
Writers: Drew Daniel abd M.C. Schmidt
Published: Professor Ping Publishing
From the album The Civil War OLE-590
brainwashed.com/matmos

18. Mogwai – Hunted By A Freak
Writers: Mogwai
Published: Chrysalis Music
From the album Happy Songs For Happy People OLE-567
mogwai.co.uk
Issued under license from Play It Again Sam (PIAS) Recordings. pias.com

CD 2 – UNRELEASED AND RARITIES 1999-2004:

01. The New Pornographers – Graceland
Writer: A.C. Newman
Published: Copyright Control (SOCAN)
Music performed by the New Pornographers
Vocals: Carl Newman/Nora O’Conner/Kurt Dahle
Drums and bass recorded at the Factory Studio by Howard Redecopp
All other recording and mixing by John Collins at Rodney Graham’s Studio and at JCDDC Studio.
Previously unreleased
Issued under license from Mint Records, Inc. mintrecs.com

02. Interpol – Specialist
Writers: Interpol
Published: Copyright Control (BMI)
Recorded/Mixed at Tarquin Studios
Recorded: Peter Katis
Mixed: Gareth Jones
From the Matador EP Interpol OLE-546

03. Pretty Girls Make Graves – C-30 C-60 C-90 GO!
Writers: McLaren/Ashman/Gorman/Barbarossa
Published: SONY/Maxwood Music/Universal Publishing
Recorded at mRX, Seattle
Engineered: Mike Epting, asst. eng.: Chris Beam
From the Matador single “All Medicated Geniuses” OLE-602

04. M. Ward – Duet For Guitars #1
Writer: M. Ward
Published: Crooked Spine Music (ASCAP)
Previously unreleased

05. Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – It Kills
Writer: Stephen Malkmus
Published: Treble Kicker Music (BMI)
Recorded live in Barcelona, Spain, 2003
Previously unreleased

06. Mogwai – Hunted By A Freak (Boom Bip Remix)
Writers: Mogwai
Published: Chrysalis Music
Previously unreleased
Issued under license from Play It Again Sam (PIAS) Recordings. pias.com

07. Dead Meadow – Everything’s Going On (Alternate Version)
Writers: Dead Meadow
Published: Old Man Of the Woods/Chomp Le Monde/Floating Camels (SESAC)
Recorded: Anton Newcombe/Rob Campanella, Figment Studios, L.A. December 2002
Previously only available as a download

08. Yo La Tengo – Deeper Into Movies (Acoustic Version)
Writers: Yo La Tengo
Published: Roshashauna Music/Excellent Classical Songs (BMI)
Recorded live for RRR RAdio, Melbourne, Australia 2003
Engineered: Bek Varcoe
Previously unreleased

09. Mission Of Burma – Fame & Fortune (Live)
Writer: Roger Miller
Published: Fun World Music (BMI)
Recorded live by Bob Weston at FleetBoston Pavillion (Harborlights), Boston, June 23, 2003
Previously unreleased

10. Guided By Voices – Free Of This World
Writer: Doug Gillard
Published: Flippant Music, BMI
Recorded at Waterloo Recording, Kent, Ohio
Instrument/Vocals: Doug
Produced: Doug Gillard and Jack Trowbridge
Engineered: Jack Trowbridge and Scott Bennet
From the Matador Europe single “The Best Of Jill Hives” OLE-598

11. Cat Power – The Party
Writer: Chan Marshall
Published: Dreading Futures/Doorman Music (BMI)
From the P-Vine version of the album You Are Free PCD–23358 (Japan)

12. Seachange – Seven Calls
Writers: Seachange
Published: Copyright Control
Previously unreleased

13. Preston School Of Industry – Tone It Down (Pablo Wong Remix)
Writer: Scott Kannberg
Published: I Don’t Have One (BMI)
Remixed: Pablo Wong
Previously unreleased, original version appeared on Monsoon OLE-599

14. A.C. Newman – Homemade Bombs In The Afternoon
Writer: A.C. Newman
Published: Copyright Control (SOCAN)
From the P-Vine version of the album The Slow Wonder PCD-23521 (Japan)
Issued under license from The Blue Curtain

15. Matmos – Cymbals & Aspirin (A Breakthrough In Pain Relief)
Writer: Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt
Published: Professor Ping Publishing
From the P-Vine version of the album A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure PCD-24057 (Japan)

16. Cornelius – Wataridori
Writer: Keigo Oyamada
Published: Doorman Music (BMI), administered by Bug Music
Previously unreleased
Issued under license from Felicity/Polystar. cornelius-sound.com

DVD – MUSIC VIDEOS 1999-2004:

01. Mogwai – Stanley Kubrick
Directed: Brian Griffin
Issued under license from Chemikal Underground Records. chemikal.co.uk

02. Pavement – Spit On A Stranger
Directed: Lance Bangs

03. Mary Timony – Dr. Cat
Directed: Brett Vapnek

04. The Wisdom of Harry – Ladies & Gentlemen (In The Woods)
Directed: Gerard Cosloy

05. Stephen Malkmus – Discretion Grove
Directed: Grant Gee

06. Cornelius – I Hate Hate
Produced: Keigo Oyamada
Issued under license from Felicity/Polystar. cornelius-sound.com

07. The New Pornographers – The Laws Have Changed
Directed: Blaine Thurier
Issued under license from Mint Records, Inc. mintrecs.com

08. Interpol – PDA
Directed: Christopher Mills

09. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She Said
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Produced: Steve Jordan
Engineered/Recorded/Mixed: Don Smith
Recorded: New York, 2001
Directed: Flora Sigismondi
Produced: Jannie McInnies
Production Company: Revolver

10. Cat Power – He War
Directed: Brett Vapnek

11. Pretty Girls Make Graves – This Is Our Emergency
Directed: Mike Ott & Jason Harris

12. Matmos – Stars and Stripes Forever
Directed: Mark Boswell

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Dear Friends,

As out little record company enters yet another confusing stage of its adolescence (hormonal troubles, strange facial hair, voices changing, etc.) I cannot help but recall the popular television series that helped inspire this label’s formation, “Matador At 15”.

“Matador At 15” was one of TV’s more honest attempts at portraying the pains and joys of growing up and trying to run a record label. 15-year-old Chris Lombardi was a bright, sensitive teenager who found his world completely turned upside down when his father, a college professor, moved the family (and Chris’s fledgling Matador imprint) from Oregon to New York City in order to accept a new teaching position.

At first, Chris tried to run away; then he began to learn how to cope with life in a new city. Among his new friends at Gritty Inner City High were: Marlene, a “plain jane,” very intelligent girl who always took the intellectual point of view and Sly, his hip best friend who always had a little bit of advice or, as he called it, “Sly-cology,” when Chris needed it.

Chris was an avid photographer and also a daydreamer. One of the best elements of the series were his periodic lapses into daydreaming of himself as he would like to be – heroic & suave – portrayed in special, dream-like sequences. Although there were lighter moments in “Matador At 15”, the subject matter was often rather serious: teenage alcoholism, venereal disease, independent radio promotion, etc. The most controversial episode was one in which chris lost his virginity in an affair with Swedish exchange student (played by Kirsten Baker)

Although subject matter in this show was tastefully handled and NBC had high hopes for it, it did not attract a large audience and was cancelled after its first year.

Though we’ve been in negotiations with NBC to issue many of the classic “Matador At 15″ episodes on DVD, Chris Lombardi has withheld his consent, and as a result, we’ve had to settle for yet another collection of classic tracks, hard-to-find rarities and music videos only hope this collection is as enjoyable for you as it was agonizing for us to compile.

Gerard Cosloy
Matador Records, September 2004”

[booklet also includes two letters and many emails to/from Matador records.]

DETAILS:
ARTWORK: [no details given]

BARCODE: 7 44861 06232 5

MATRIX:
CD 1: “Z29997 LN OLE 623-2.1 01 M0S1 ifpiL909”
CD 2: “Z29996 LN OLE 623-2.2 02 M1S2 ifpiL909”
DVD: “LN 623.1.A VA02 IFPI L906”

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