At the Club

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At the Club
Studio album by Kenickie
Released 12 May 1997
17 June 1997 (US)
Genre Pop punk, Alternative rock, Britpop
Length 50:41
Label EMIdisc, EMI Premier (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Producer John Cornfield, Andy Carpenter, Peter Gofton
Kenickie chronology
Skillex (EP)
(1996)
At the Club
(1997)
Get In
(1998)
Singles from At the Club
  1. "Punka"
    Released: September 1996
  2. "Millionaire Sweeper"
    Released: November 1996
  3. "In Your Car"
    Released: December 1996
  4. "Nightlife"
    Released: May 1997
  5. "Punka (re-release)"
    Released: July 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau Mixed [2]

At the Club is the début studio album by the British band Kenickie. It was released in 1997 and reached number nine on the UK Albums Chart.[3] At the Club includes the singles "Punka", "Millionaire Sweeper", "In Your Car", "Nightlife" and "Come Out 2nite"; the lead track from the group's second EP Skillex. "How I Was Made" and a different recording of "Acetone" also previously appeared on Skillex.

The album was produced by John Cornfield, Andy Carpenter and band-member Peter Gofton (Johnny X). Receiving good reviews the album was first released by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs's label EMIdisc in the UK on CD, Cassette and LP on 12 May 1997. The album was released the following month in the US by Warner Bros. with an additional two tracks. The front cover photograph was taken by Warren Du Preez.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Laverne and Du Santiago; except where indicated. 

UK version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In Your Car"     3:45
2. "People We Want"     3:25
3. "Spies"     2:09
4. "How I Was Made"     2:24
5. "Brother John"     2:57
6. "Millionaire Sweeper"     2:31
7. "Robot Song"     4:39
8. "Classy"     3:09
9. "Punka"   Laverne, Johnny X 3:05
10. "Nightlife"   Laverne, Du Santiago, Johnny X 3:19
11. "P.V.C."   Laverne, Du Santiago, Montrose 2:25
12. "Come Out 2 Nite"     1:58
13. "I Never Complain"     3:50
14. "Acetone"     10:55
15. "Montrose Gimps it up for Charity" (hidden track on the end of "Acetone")    
US version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In Your Car"     3:45
2. "People We Want"     3:25
3. "Spies"     2:09
4. "How I Was Made"     2:24
5. "Brother John"     2:57
6. "Private Buchowski"     1:44
7. "Millionaire Sweeper"     2:31
8. "Robot Song"     4:39
9. "Classy"     3:09
10. "Punka"   Laverne, Johnny X 3:05
11. "Nightlife"   Laverne, Du Santiago, Johnny X 3:19
12. "Cowboy"     3:35
13. "P.V.C."   Laverne, Du Santiago, Montrose 2:25
14. "Come Out 2 Nite"     1:58
15. "I Never Complain"     3:50
16. "Acetone"     10:55
17. "Montrose Gimps it up for Charity" (hidden track on the end of "Acetone")    

Personnel[edit]

Track numbering relates to the track listing of the UK release.

Kenickie
  • Lauren Laverne - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Thigh-slaps, Keyboards, Piano, Cello, Handclaps, Tambourine
  • Marie du Santiago - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Thigh-slaps, Keyboards, Indian Bells, Handclaps
  • Emmy-Kate Montrose - Bass, Vocals, Thigh-slaps, Keyboards, Trumpet, Indian Bells, Handclaps
  • Johnny X - Drums, Piano, Handclaps, Percussion, Lead Guitar (9)
Other personnel
  • Ruth Thomas - Trumpet (5)
  • Andy Carpenter - Producer (2, 5, 7, 10, 13), Engineer (4, 12, 14), Additional Production (4, 14)
  • John Cornfield - Producer (1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13), Engineer (1, 3, 11), Mixing (6)
  • Peter Gofton - Producer (2, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14), Assistant Producer (1, 3, 8, 11), Assistant Engineer (1, 3, 8, 11)
  • Darren Nash - Engineer (2, 5, 7, 11, 13)
  • Sean Thompson - Engineer (1 to 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14)
  • Adrian Bushby - Mixing (1 to 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14), Programming (7)
  • Pete Davies - Assistant Programming (7)
  • Clive Goddard - Engineer (10)
  • Mike "Spike" Drake - Mixing (10)
  • Warren Du Preez - Front Cover Photography
  • Andy Phillips - Photography
  • Martin Goodacre - Photography

B-sides[edit]

from "Punka"
  • "Drag Race"
  • "Walrus"
  • "Cowboy"
from "Millionaire Sweeper"
  • "Kamikaze Annelids"
  • "Perfect Plan 9t6"
  • "Girl's Best Friend"
from "In Your Car"
  • "Can I Take U 2 The Cinema?"
  • "I'm An Agent" (Gary Numan cover)
  • "Private Buchowski"
  • "Killing Fantasy"
from "Nightlife"
  • "JP"
  • "Kenix"
  • "Skateboard Song"
  • "Eat the Angel"
from "Punka" (re-release)
  • "Brighter Shade of Blue"
  • "Lights Out in a Provincial Town"
  • "Waste You"
  • "We Can Dream"

- CD1 of this issue features the original single version of "Punka", CD2 the re-recorded album version.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. At the Club at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. Review: At the Club. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on 2012-11-17.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 299. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.