1939 Returning/Chicken vs. Macho

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"1939 Returning/Chicken vs. Macho"
TheCrocketts 1939Returning1.jpg
CD single disc one cover
Single by The Crocketts
from the album The Great Brain Robbery
Released16 October 2000 (2000-10-16)
FormatCD single, 7" vinyl
RecordedAugust 2000 at Britannia Row Studios, London
GenreIndie rock, alternative rock
Length4:26 ("1939 Returning")
2:58 ("Chicken vs. Macho")
LabelBlue Dog
Songwriter(s)The Crocketts
Producer(s)Charlie Francis
The Crocketts singles chronology
"On Something"
(2000)
"1939 Returning/Chicken vs. Macho"
(2000)
Alternate cover
CD single disc two cover
CD single disc two cover

"1939 Returning" and "Chicken vs. Macho" are songs by British indie rock band The Crocketts. "1939 Returning" was produced by Charlie Francis, and "Chicken vs. Macho" (which features guest vocalist Mary Hopkin) was produced by Francis with Bird & Bush. The two tracks were featured on the band's 2000 second album The Great Brain Robbery, and released together as its third and final single on 16 October 2000.[1]

Composition[edit]

Writer and vocalist Davey MacManus has provided the following explanation of the meaning of "1939 Returning":

Speaking about "Chicken vs. Macho", he provided the following insight:

Reception[edit]

In his unfavourable review of The Great Brain Robbery, Melody Maker writer Daniel Booth identified "1939 Returning" as one of two "white hot-stormers" on the album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Crocketts.

CD single disc one
No.TitleLength
1."1939 Returning" (August 2000 recording) 
2."Chicken vs. Macho" (featuring Mary Hopkin) 
3."Happy as a Bastard" 
CD single disc two
No.TitleLength
1."1939 Returning" (BBC live) 
2."Chicken vs. Macho" (featuring Mary Hopkin) 
3."That's for Sure" 
7" vinyl
No.TitleLength
1."1939 Returning" (August 2000 recording) 
2."Chicken vs. Macho" (featuring Mary Hopkin) 
3."Three in a Bed" 

Personnel[edit]

The Crocketts
  • Davey MacManus ("Davey Crockett") – vocals, guitar; production and mixing on "Happy as a Bastard" and "That's for Sure"
  • Dan Harris ("Dan Boone") – guitar; production and mixing on "Happy as a Bastard" and "That's for Sure"
  • Richard Carter ("Rich Wurzel") – bass; production and mixing on "Happy as a Bastard" and "That's for Sure"
  • Owen Hopkin ("Owen Cash") – drums; production and mixing on "Happy as a Bastard" and "That's for Sure"
Guest musicians
  • Mary Hopkin – additional vocals on "Chicken vs. Macho"
Additional personnel
  • Charlie Francis – production and mixing on "Happy as a Bastard" and "That's for Sure", production on "1939 Returning" (August 2000 recording), mixing on "Chicken vs. Macho"
  • Bird & Bush – production on "Chicken vs. Macho"
  • Simon Askew – production and mixing on "1939 Returning" (BBC live)
  • George Thomas – production assistance and mixing assistance on "1939 Returning" (BBC live)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friend, Christopher. "Discography". The Crocketts Unofficial Website. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "'The Great Brain Robbery' Song Meanings". The Crocketts Unofficial Website. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. ^ "The Crocketts - The Great Brain Robbery". Melody Maker. 19 April 2000. Retrieved 1 February 2015.