Aluminum Tunes

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Aluminum Tunes
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Compilation album by
Released20 October 1998 (US)
RecordedApril 1994 – August 1997
GenreExperimental rock
LabelDrag City (US)
Warp (UK)
Stereolab chronology
Simple Headphone Mind
(1997)
Aluminum Tunes
(1998)
The Free Design
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Aluminum Tunes is a double album collection of EPs and rarities from Stereolab, released in 1998. It is the third, and to date last, in a series of rarities collections following Switched On and Refried Ectoplasm, and was stickered with the subtitle "Switched On, Volume 3".

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Pop Quiz" - 4:22 (from the 1995 Music for the Amorphous Body Study Center EP)
  2. "Extension Trip" - 3:43 (from the 1995 Music for the Amorphous Body Study Center EP)
  3. "How to Play Your Internal Organs Overnight" 3:58 (from the 1995 Music for the Amorphous Body Study Center EP)
  4. "The Brush Descends the Length" - 3:08 (from the 1995 Music for the Amorphous Body Study Center EP)
  5. "Melochord Seventy-Five" - 3:39 (from the 1995 Music for the Amorphous Body Study Center EP)
  6. "Space Moment" - 4:20 (from the 1995 Music for the Amorphous Body Study Center EP) (also includes the unlisted track - an instrumental reprise of "The Extension Trip" - that followed "Space Moment" on the original EP)
  7. "Iron Man" - 3:27 (from the 1997 Iron Man single)
  8. "The Long Hair of Death" - 4:48 (from the 1995 split single with Yo La Tengo)
  9. "You Used to Call Me Sadness" - 4:00 (from the 1996 split single with Füxa, on Lissy's Records)
  10. "New Orthophony" [full version] - 6:26 (the version on Mars Audiac Quintet is 4:34)
  11. "Speedy Car" - 5:00 (from the 1996 split single with Tortoise)
  12. "Golden Atoms" - 5:18 (recorded June 1995)
  13. "Ulan Bator" - 3:14 (from the 1994 Mars Audiac Quintet bonus disc)
  14. "One Small Step" - 4:16 (from the 1996 Laminations EP)

CD 2[edit]

  1. "One Note Samba / Surfboard" [full version] - Stereolab + Herbie Mann - 9:10 (the version on Red Hot + Rio is 7:18)
  2. "Cadriopo" - 3:09 (from the 1996 Laminations EP)
  3. "Klang Tone" - 5:36 (from the 1994 Mars Audiac Quintet bonus disc)
  4. "Get Carter" - 3:23
  5. "1000 Miles an Hour" - 4:32
  6. "Percolations" - 3:22 (from the 1996 split single with Faust and Foetus)
  7. "Seeperbold" - 5:08
  8. "Check and Double Check" - 4:03 (from the 1996 Laminations EP)
  9. "Munich Madness" - 3:48
  10. "Metronomic Underground" [Wagon Christ Mix] - 7:51 (from the 1996 Laminations EP)
  11. "The Incredible He Woman" - 3:31 (from the 1997 Iron Man single)

References[edit]

  • "Aluminum Tunes: Switched On, Vol. 3". Stereolab. All Media Guide/All Music. Retrieved 2007-05-04.
  • "aluminum tunes". Stereolab Official Site. Stereolab. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-04.
  • "discography". ultra-high frequency - unofficial stereolab web site. koly. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  • "Stereolab - Drag City". Stereolab discography. Drag City. Retrieved 2010-10-31.