|26 October 1999||Matador Records||OLE 400-1|
01. The Lynnfield Pioneers – Windblown
02. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Naked
03. Non Phixion – Sleepwalkers
04. Arsonists – Universal Skills
|Double vinyl compilation featuring rare and unreleased tracks. Issued in stickered and shrink-wrapped sleeve with fold-out insert and die-cut white paper inner sleeves, also issued on as a triple CD set with additional tracks.
Compilation features the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion track 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  (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.”
This compilation was issued as a Promo CD, triple CD set, double vinyl, DVD and Video.
A1. 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
Contact: Lampshop Records, 500 State St. #3, Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.escape.com/~lampshop
A2. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Naked
A3. Non Phixion – Sleepwalkers
A4. Arsonists – Universal Skills
B1. Solex – Oh Cripes!
B2. Pizzicato Five – One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Barbie Dolls
B3. Khan – Body Dump (Super-8 Mix) Writers: Julee Crise and Can “Khan” Oral (I’m A Girl, Warner/Copyright Control)
B4. The Wisdom Of Harry – Schtumm Writers: The Wisdom Of Harry (Copyright Control)
C1. Guided by Voices – Choking Tara (Creamy Version)
C2. Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube (Live)
C3. Pavement – Grounded (Crooked Rain Version)
D4. Mary Timony – Aging Astronauts II
D1: Cat Power – Sea of Love
D2. Bardo Pond – Long Ride
D3. Mogwai – Hugh Dallas
|Chris Knox once said “not all of my cliches are original”, neither are ours.
We could’ve called this record We Are Unreasonable People, but we’ve beat the angry-fuck-you thing to death and murder is still illegal. Instead, Matador Records chooses to celebrate out 10th or 11th year in the entertainment business by ignoring the the first 7 or 8 and refreshing your recent memory glands. Many styles, sounds and zodiac signs are represented here. If you get dizzy, please consult our websites for a waiver absolving us if you fall down and break something.
Now we’re beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows). Cigarettes Are Nice. Feet Are Nice. Police Are Nice. Typhoons Are Nice. James Woods is Nice. So may of our early years were spent in a confusing haze: resentment and sexual tension combined to form an inarticulate rage, as typified by our last compilation, Fuck You, You Fuck, Vol II. Everything is better now. Everything Is Nice.
From New York to London and many places on the left of the former right of the latter (everything else is just water), we continually strive to bring you musical masterpieces. Loud and soft. Hard and fast. Linear and not. Matador’s upcoming 20th anniversary compilation (we’re divided between Everything Is Reasonable and Where’s My Clint?) might not exist in any configuration we’re currently aware of (kind of like vinyl 7 years ago). So enjoy these precious moments while you can.
10 YEARS IS A DECADE
1989 – Chris Lombardi packing H.P. Zinker Eps in his apartment, presiding over Dustdevils design-your-own-sleeve-fest (subsequent press-your-own-album parties don’t go nearly as well).
Art Direction: Mark 0
BARCODE: 7 44861 04001 6
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