Acme (album)

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ACME
ACME (allbum).jpg
Studio album by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Released October 20, 1998 (1998-10-20)
Recorded 1998
Genre Punk blues, alternative rock
Length 45:28
Label Matador/Capitol
Producer Calvin Johnson, Steve Albini, Dan the Automator, Suzanne Dyer, Jim Dickinson, Alec Empire
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion chronology
Controversial Negro: Live in Tucson
(1997)
ACME
(1998)
Acme Plus
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10)[2]

ACME is the sixth studio album by the American punk blues group Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, released on Matador in 1998.

'Talk About the Blues' music video[edit]

In late 1998 a music video for the fifth track in the album was released in the MTV channel. The video, directed by Evan Bernard, features movie actors Winona Ryder, Giovanni Ribisi and John C. Reilly as the Blues Explosion, with the actual band members acting in several scenes inspired by classic detective films.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Calvin" 3:03
2. "Magical Colors" 4:10
3. "Do You Want to Get Heavy" 4:08
4. "High Gear" 2:07
5. "Talk About the Blues" 3:58
6. "I Wanna Make It All Right" 3:45
7. "Lovin' Machine" 3:44
8. "Bernie" 3:01
9. "Blue Green Olga" 3:40
10. "Give Me a Chance" 3:16
11. "Desperate" 3:17
12. "Torture" 4:09
13. "Attack" 2:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork review
  3. ^ "Winona Ryder Takes Over Reigns Of Blues Explosion For New Video". MTV.Com. October 12, 1998. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Talk About The Blues". YouTube. January 7, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion: My Life in 10 Songs". RollingStone.Com. March 23, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 

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