Sex & Violins

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Sex & Violins
Studio album by Rednex
Released 27 February 1995 (Europe)
March 28, 1995 (North America)
Recorded 1994
Genre Techno country, eurodance
Label Battery, Zomba
Producer Pat Reiniz, Janne Ericsson, Anders Hansson, Denniz Pop, Max Martin, David Millington, Stefan Sir Een, Leskelä Teijo, Anders Hellquist, Thomas Hegert
Rednex chronology
Sex & Violins
Farm Out
Singles from Sex & Violins
  1. "Cotton Eye Joe"
    Released: August 12, 1994
  2. "Old Pop in an Oak"
    Released: 17 November 1994
  3. "Wish You Were Here"
    Released: 6 May 1995
  4. "Wild 'N Free"
    Released: 4 September 1995
  5. "Rolling Home"
    Released: 5 December 1995
  6. "Riding Alone"
    Released: 1997
Alternative cover
Cover for the U.S. release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Sex & Violins is the debut album by Swedish pop group Rednex, released on Battery Records in February 1994. Six singles were released from it. It is also the only album to feature original female lead singer Annika Ljungberg, who left the band after the release of the fifth single, "Rolling Home", to start a solo career. The album was a commercial success, including the hit dance single "Cotton-Eye Joe." The album was re-titled Cotton Eye Joe (Sex & Violins) for the U.S. release, presumably due to the original album cover, although a modified version was briefly released in the U.S. (minus the image of a person urinating in a cup) prior to the retitling.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cotton-Eye Joe" – 3:14
  2. "Hittin' the Hay" – 3:17
  3. "Riding Alone" – 3:27
  4. "Wish You Were Here" – 3:56
  5. "Mary Lou" – 3:38
  6. "Old Pop in an Oak" – 3:32
  7. "Nowhere in Idaho" – 4:05
  8. "The Sad But True Story Of Ray Mingus, The Lumberjack Of Bulk Rock City, And His Never Slacking Strive To Exploit The So Far Undiscovered Areas Of The Intention To Bodily Intercourse From The Opposite Species Of His Kind, During Intake Of All The Mental Conditions That Could Be Derived From Fermentation"* – 2:21
  9. "Fat Sally Lee" – 3:16
  10. "Shooter" – 3:44
  11. "McKenzie Brothers" – 4:28
  12. "Rolling Home" – 4:22
  13. "Wild 'N Free" – 3:39

  • Track number 8 is also known as "Harder Than Your Husband"[2]


  • Accordion – Ari Haatainen & Henrik Widén
  • Banjo – Gary Johansson, General Custer, and Kjell Johansson
  • Bass – Björn Lagberg
  • Drums – Anders Lövmark, Animal, and Heffa
  • Guitar – Anders Hellquist, Boba, Bonne Lövman, Clint Eastwood, and Henrik Jansson
  • Steel Guitar – Uffe Sterling
  • Harmonica – Ove Sandberg
  • Piano – Henrik Widén
  • Violin – Bosse Nilsson
  • Vocals – Anders Hansson, Annika Ljungberg, Björn Lagberg, Camena, Camilla Molinder, Chris Sylvan Stewart, Cool James, Currey, Göran Danielsson, Hanna Wannagárd, Henrik Widen, Hoss, Janne Ericsson, Jean-Paul Wall, Jeanette Söderholm, Joe Cartwright, Lotten Andersson, Ludde, Michelle Anenberg, Monte Reid, Pat Reiniz, Stefan Cevaco, Sir Een, Thomas Hegert, and Zeb Macahan
  • Whistle – Jean-Paul Wall


  • Producers – Pat Reiniz, Janne Ericsson, Anders Hansson, Denniz Pop, Max Martin, David Millington, Stefan Sir Een, L. Teijo, Anders Hellquist, and Thomas Hegert
  • Engineer Assistant – Jacob Schultze


  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. Sex & Violins at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Sex & Violins". Spotify. Retrieved 30 September 2014.