Supergrass (album)

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Supergrass
Studio album by Supergrass
Released 20 September 1999
Recorded Summer 1998, Sawmills Studio, Ridge Farm Studio
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:30
Label Parlophone
Producer Supergrass, John Cornfield
Supergrass chronology
In It for the Money
(1997)
Supergrass
(1999)
Life on Other Planets
(2002)
Singles from Supergrass
  1. "Pumping on Your Stereo"
    Released: 24 May 1999
  2. "Moving"
    Released: 6 September 1999
  3. "Mary"
    Released: 22 November 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (A)[2]
Melody Maker 4/5 stars[3]
NME (5/10)[4]
Nude As The News (8.5/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (9.0/10)[6]
Q Magazine 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Select 4/5 stars[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]

Supergrass is the third album by the English alternative rock band Supergrass. It was released in the UK on 20 September 1999 and reached #3.[12] It is often referred to as both "the X-ray" album, due to the picture on the sleeve, and (erroneously) self-titled. In Australia a free CD was included with some live tracks.

Track listing[edit]

CD 5220562 / TC 5220564 / 12" 5220561 / MD 5220569

  1. "Moving" (4:26)
  2. "Your Love" (3:27) This features a harpsichord in the outro.[13]
  3. "What Went Wrong (In Your Head)" (4:05)
  4. "Beautiful People" (3:22)
  5. "Shotover Hill" (3:43)
  6. "Eon" (3:44)
  7. "Mary" (4:00)
  8. "Jesus Came from Outta Space" (4:10)
  9. "Pumping on Your Stereo" (3:20)
  10. "Born Again" (3:38)
  11. "Faraway" (5:05)
  12. "Mama & Papa" (2:30)

LTD. ED. CD 5220560

This was free with a limited number of CD releases of "Supergrass"

LTD. ED. Mary Live Bonus CD (AUS only)

The Australian release of the album in 1999 came with a bonus live EP to coincide with the Australian leg of Supergrass' tour.[14]

  1. "Mary (from Lamacq Live)" (4:02)
  2. "Pumping on Your Stereo (live from Peel Acres)" (3:12)
  3. "Strange Ones (live from Peel Acres)" (3:57)
  4. "Richard III (live from Peel Acres)" (3:29)
  5. "Sun Hits the Sky (live from Peel Acres)" (4:44)

Personnel[edit]

  • Gaz Coombes – lead vocals, guitar
  • Mick Quinn – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Your Love" and "Beautiful People"
  • Rob Coombes – keyboards
  • Danny Goffey – drums, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Mama & Papa"

(entire band is also credited with "bells, whistles & bicycle pumps")

with

  • Satin Singh – percussion
  • Gavyn Wright, Patrick Kieran, Boguslav Kostecki, Jackie Shave – violins
  • Bill Benham, Andrew Parker – violas
  • Martin Loveday, Frank Shaefer – cellos

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Supergrass: Supergrass > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  2. ^ Berger, Arion (14 April 2000). "Supergrass: Supergrass". Entertainment Weekly (#535). ISSN 1049-0434. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Bresnark, Robin (18 September 1999). "Supergrass: Supergrass". Melody Maker (London). Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Cigarettes, Johnny (18 September 1999). "Supergrass: Supergrass". NME (London: IPC Media). ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Carpenter, Troy. "Supergrass: Supergrass". Nude As The News. strangeones.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  6. ^ DiCrescenzo, Brent. "Supergrass: Supergrass". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. 
  7. ^ Elliott, Paul (October 1999). "Supergrass: Supergrass". Q. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Walters, Barry (27 April 2000). "Supergrass: Supergrass". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media) (RS 839). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. 
  9. ^ Lowe, Steve (October 1999). "Supergrass: Supergrass". Select. ISSN 0959-8367. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Mr P (14 December 2006). "Supergrass: Untitled". tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  11. ^ Aiken, Kit (October 1999). "Supergrass: Supergrass". Uncut (London: IPC Media). ISSN 1368-0722. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Supergrass/The X-Ray Album". strangeones.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  13. ^ Supergrass Discothèque[dead link] – Navigate to "Supergrass"
  14. ^ "Mary Live Bonus CD". strangeones.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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