Navy Blues (album)

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Navy Blues
Studio album by Sloan
Released May 26, 1998
Recorded November 1997 - January 1998
Genre Rock, indie rock
Length 46:27
Label murderecords
Producer Daryl Smith, Sloan
Sloan chronology
Recorded Live at a Sloan Party
(1997)
Navy Blues
(1998)
4 Nights at the Palais Royale
(1999)
Singles from Navy Blues
  1. "Money City Maniacs"
    Released: 1998
  2. "She Says What She Means"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Keep on Thinkin’"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Navy Blues is the fourth album by Canadian rock band Sloan. Released on Murderecords in 1998, the album is slightly heavier than their previous albums, showing an influence from 1970s rock mixed with their usual catchy, melodic, Beatles-esque sound. The album contains arguably their most popular song, "Money City Maniacs". "Money City Maniacs" was used in a beer commercial at the time; furthermore, it became a top 10 hit in their native Canada and received heavy radio airplay. The album was certified Gold in Canada on June 12, 1998.[2] Navy Blues was also nominated for Best Rock Album at the 1999 Juno Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "She Says What She Means"   C. Murphy, Sloan 3:01
2. "C'mon C'mon (We're Gonna Get It Started)"   J. Ferguson, Sloan 3:30
3. "Iggy and Angus"   P. Pentland, Sloan 2:49
4. "Sinking Ships"   A. Scott, Sloan 4:57
5. "Keep on Thinkin'"   C. Murphy, Sloan 2:32
6. "Money City Maniacs"   P. Pentland, Sloan 3:53
7. "Seems So Heavy"   A. Scott, Sloan 4:08
8. "Chester the Molester"   C. Murphy, Sloan 3:14
9. "Stand By Me, Yeah"   P. Pentland, Sloan 3:19
10. "Suppose They Close the Door"   C. Murphy & A. Scott, Sloan 3:45
11. "On the Horizon"   A. Scott, Sloan 4:06
12. "I Wanna Thank You"   J. Ferguson, Sloan 3:58
13. "I'm Not Through With You Yet"   P. Pentland, Sloan 3:15

Japanese Bonus Tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Out to Lunch"   P. Pentland, Sloan 3:37
15. "Work Cut Out"   C. Murphy, Sloan 2:42

B-sides

  • "Keep on Thinkin' (acoustic)" ("She Says What She Means" promo)

Trivia[edit]

  • Pentland took off the bassline of "Money City Maniacs" from AC/DC's "Live Wire".[3]
  • Murphy took the title of his song "Chester The Molester" from a name of a character in a Hustler magazine that his cousins used to call him. Murphy was reminded of the name by Mark Gaudet, the drummer from the Canadian band Elevator To Hell.[3]
  • The lyrics for "I'm Not Through With You Yet" were the original lyrics for "Worried Now" from Sloan's 1994 album, Twice Removed. Pentland originally called the song "Cotton Picking Minute" because of its supposed "southern feel", but Pentland changed it out of fear that it might be taken as racist.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Gold Platinum Database: Sloan - Navy Blues". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Sloan's Navy Blues Album Explained Track-By-Track". Chart. Retrieved 2011-05-22.