Come Pick Me Up

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Come Pick Me Up
Studio album by Superchunk
Released August 10, 1999
Recorded March 1999 at Electrical Audio in Chicago
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:26
Label Merge Records
Producer Jim O'Rourke, Superchunk
Superchunk chronology
Indoor Living
(1997)
Come Pick Me Up
(1999)
Here's to Shutting Up
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10) link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link

Come Pick Me Up is the seventh studio album by Superchunk, released in 1999. It is marked by the presence of co-producer Jim O'Rourke, a well-known figure in underground circles. Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster said that O'Rourke was selected because the band wanted someone "coming from a different head-space." [1] O'Rourke helped the band decorate the album with string and horn touches that were not typical of their guitar-based sound. One of the horn players who appeared on the album is another well-known figure in underground circles, Shellac's Bob Weston.

The title of the album is taken from a line in "Hello Hawk," the album's first single.

Bass player Laura Ballance did the cover painting.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Superchunk

  1. "So Convinced" - 1:59
  2. "Hello Hawk" - 4:03
  3. "Cursed Mirror" - 3:04
  4. "1000 Pounds" - 3:09
  5. "Good Dreams" - 3:01
  6. "Low Branches" - 2:08
  7. "Pink Clouds" - 3:22
  8. "Smarter Hearts" - 4:25
  9. "Honey Bee" - 3:40
  10. "June Showers" - 3:50
  11. "Pulled Muscle" - 3:10
  12. "Tiny Bombs" - 4:55
  13. "You Can Always Count on Me (In the Worst Way)" - 2:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Claire Ashby – Photography
  • Laura Ballance – Bass, Vocals, Producer, Cover Painting
  • Jeb Bishop – Trombone
  • Rob Bochnik – Assistant Engineer
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm – Cello
  • Chris Manfrin – Handclapping
  • Mac McCaughan – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer
  • Jim O'Rourke – Guitar, Recorder, Vocals, Producer, Mixing
  • John O'Rourke – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Suzanne Roberts – Violin
  • Ken Vandermark – Saxophone
  • Bob Weston – Trumpet
  • Jim Wilbur – Guitar, Vocals, Producer
  • Jon Wurster – Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Producer