Orange (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album)

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Orange
Studio album by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Released October 1994
Recorded 1993–1994, Water Works Studio, NYC
Genre Punk blues, alternative rock
Length 44:44
Label United States Matador
United Kingdom Mute
Australia Au Go Go
Germany Crypt
Japan Toy's Factory
Producer Jon Spencer, Jim Waters
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion chronology
Extra Width
(1994)
Orange
(1994)
A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10)[3]

Orange is a 1994 studio album by the American punk blues band The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The track "Flavor" features a guest appearance by Beck. The Village Voice ranked the album #16 of the top albums of 1994.[4] The track "Bellbottoms" was included in The Pitchfork 500.[5]

In 2005 the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series. The indie rock band BOAT parodied the album's cover art, among several others, on its 2011 release Dress Like Your Idols.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jon Spencer/Explosion.

  1. "Bellbottoms" – 5:19
  2. "Ditch" – 2:35
  3. "Dang" – 1:56
  4. "Very Rare" – 3:06
  5. "Sweat" – 3:05
  6. "Cowboy" – 2:59
  7. "Orange" – 3:00
  8. "Brenda" – 2:58
  9. "Dissect" – 2:41
  10. "Blues X Man" – 3:35
  11. "Full Grown" – 3:21
  12. "Flavor" – 6:19
  13. "Greyhound" – 4:07

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ Christgau, Rober (1994). "Pazz & Jop 1994". Village Voice. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  5. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott; Schreiber, Ryan, eds. (November 2008). The Pitchfork 500. Simon & Schuster. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-4165-6202-3.