1 (Fischerspooner album)

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The correct title of this article is #1. The substitution or omission of the # is because of technical restrictions.
#1
Studio album by Fischerspooner
Released 2001
Genre Electroclash
Length 65:54
Label Capitol, International DeeJay Gigolo, Ministry of Sound
Producer Fischerspooner, Nicolas Vernhes
Fischerspooner chronology
#1
(2001)
Odyssey
(2005)
Singles from #1
  1. "Emerge"
  2. "The 15th"
  3. "L.A. Song"

#1 is the first full length album by electroclash duo Fischerspooner released in 2001. It originally received a limited run on International DeeJay Gigolo Records, and contained "The 15th", a cover of a Wire song from their album 154. #1 has been re-pressed several times with a different track listing. The title "Fucker" was also censored on subsequent releases, either as "!@*$%#", "*#!@¥¿", or "*#!@Y?".[1]

"Sweetness", "L.A. Song" and "Megacolon", all from the re-issue were originally released together on an EP titled #1 Supplement that was discontinued in time for the first re-issue. A limited edition pressing from 2003 also included a DVD with several remixes, a documentary, as well as four videos—"Sweetness", "The 15th" and two versions of "Emerge".[2]

"Emerge" was listed at #243 on Pitchfork Media's Best songs of the 2000s.

Test Marketed DualDisc version of the album[edit]

#1 was included among a group of 15 DualDisc releases that were test marketed in just two cities: Boston and Seattle. The DualDisc version of the album is rare. It has the standard album on one side, and bonus material on the second side. The DualDisc release was never reissued after the very limited test market run.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media (3.1/10) [4]
PopMatters positive[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Fischerspooner except where noted.

Original Release
No. Title Length
1. "Invisible"   5:13
2. "The 15th" (Colin Newman) 3:58
3. "Emerge"   4:48
4. "Fucker"   4:54
5. "Turn On"   4:24
6. "Tone Poem"   4:14
7. "Ersatz"   3:56
8. "Horizon"   5:33
9. "Natural Disaster"   4:46
Re-issue
No. Title Length
1. "Sweetness"   5:22
2. "The 15th"   3:58
3. "Emerge"   4:48
4. "L.A. Song"   4:10
5. "Tone Poem"   4:14
6. "Horizon"   5:33
7. "Invisible"   5:13
8. "Turn On"   4:24
9. "!@*$%#"   4:54
10. "Natural Disaster"   4:46
11. "Ersatz"   3:56
12. "Megacolon" (Bonus track) 5:40
13. "Emerge" (Junkie XL remix, bonus track) 8:51

Artwork[edit]

The cover of #1 shows a man sticking out his tongue.

Personnel[edit]

  • Bruce – Wardrobe
  • Jeffrey Deitch – Design
  • Angela DiCarlo – Make-Up
  • Brett Douglas – Photography
  • Adam Dugas – Vocals, Photography, Dramaturgist
  • Roe Ethridge – Photography
  • Warren Fischer – Composer
  • Fischerspooner – Producer
  • Jeff Francis – Hair Stylist
  • Agnieszka Gasparska – Photography, Web Design
  • Chris Gehringer – Mastering
  • Suzanne Geiss – Project Manager
  • Gary Graham – Wardrobe
  • Cindy Greene – Vocals, Singer
  • Lady Y Von La Force – Vocals
  • Mike Schmelling – Photography
  • Jeremy Scott – Wardrobe
  • Casey Spooner – Vocals, Lyricist
  • Nicolas Vernhes – Producer
  • Lizzy Yoder – Vocals, Singer
  • Zaldy – Wardrobe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fischerspooner #1 (Explicit Version)". http://www.newburycomics.com. http://www.newburycomics.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fischerspooner - Ersatz:". http://www.lookfordiagnosis.com. http://www.lookfordiagnosis.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r594904
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Begrand, Adrien. "Fischerspooner: #1 < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  6. ^ Varry Walters (March 6, 2003). "FischerSpooner #1". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. 

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