Blow Your Headphones

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Blow Your Headphones
Studio album by The Herbaliser
Released March 11, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Jazz / Hip-Hop
Length 71:52
Label Ninja Tune
ZENCD028
Producer The Herbaliser, Jonny Cuba, Kaidi Tatham, Malachi
The Herbaliser chronology
Remedies
(1995)
Blow Your Headphones
(1997)
Very Mercenary
(1999)
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Blow Your Headphones is the second album by The Herbaliser. It was released on Ninja Tune in March 11, 1997. It marks a change in the overall production technique for this group, where the recording and manipulation of musicians partially replaces the use of samples of other recordings that had been the main technique of earlier Herbaliser productions. It also expands the use of guest hip-hop vocalists such as What? What?, who would later become better known as Jean Grae. On other selections the music turns to a more directly jazz-influenced construction on several tracks, notably "Mr. Chombee Has The Flaw" and "Ginger Jumps The Fence".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Opening Credits"
  2. "The Blend" (featuring What? What?)
  3. "Another Mother"
  4. "Excuse Me"
  5. "Ginger Jumps the Fence"
  6. "Put It on Tape"
  7. "New + Improved" (featuring What? What?)
  8. "Mr. Chombee Has the Flaw"
  9. "Intermission"
  10. "Saturday Night" (featuring Fabian & Big Ted)
  11. "Shocker Zulu"
  12. "Hardcore"
  13. "Shorty's Judgement"
  14. "More Styles"
  15. "A Mother (For Your Mind)"
  16. "Bring It" (featuring What? What?)
  17. "Theme From Control Centre (Reprise)"
  18. "End Credits"