|20 October 1998||Matador Records||OLE-322-1|
02. Magical Colors
03. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
04. High Gear
05. Talk About The Blues
06. I Wanna Make It All Right
2.1. Lovin’ Machine
|Heavy black vinyl with printed paper inner sleeve (also issued on vinyl in the UK and on CD in Japan with bonus tracks).
This is a later re-pressing featuring a “150 Gram” foil sticker on the outside of the shrink-wrap.
Also includes the unlisted Calvin (Reprise) after the last track, also featured on the CD release.
The title of the song Bernie is a tribute to a Blues Explosion fan who follows the band around the country. The song was originally “called Get Down With Brian for this Dub Narcotic guy, but Albini called it Get Down With Bernie. We shortened it as a tribute to him and to the friends of the Blues Explosion.” – extract from Rolling Stone article Track X Track.
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’ and a later Rolling Stone interview.
In 2010 Shout! Factory / Shove! Records issued Acme + Acme Plus as a double CD with numerous additional tracks.
Studios: Electrical, RPM, Greene Street, Waterworks, Dub Narcotic, Big House
Mastering: Howie Weinberg and Andy Van Dette at Masterdisk
1.2. Magical Colors
1.3. Do You Wanna Get Heavy?
1.4. High Gear
1.5. Talk About The Blues
1.6. I Wanna Make It All Right
2.1. Lovin’ Machine
2.3. Blue Green Olga
2.4. Give Me A Chance
2.7b. Calvin Reprise
|“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.|
Photography: Stephanie Chernikowski
Design: David Warner
BARCODE: 7 44861 03221 2
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