At Action Park
|At Action Park|
|Studio album by Shellac|
|Released||October 24, 1994|
Southern Studios, London; Studio Black Box, Noyant la Gravoyere, France
|Genre||Post-hardcore, math rock, noise rock|
|Label||Touch and Go|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
At Action Park is the first full-length record by Shellac, released in 1994. The title is unrelated to the infamous New Jersey theme park, Action Park, which closed in 1996 due to numerous fatalities. The drummer, Todd Trainer, came up with the title of the fictional park because it sounded cool.
The release came in a folded and hand-pressed sleeve which is referred as uni-pak style album jacket. The inner sleeve shows artwork with four microphones, the record sleeve shows an illustration of the fictional Action Park on one side, and a lengthy medical text Resuscitation from apparent death by electric shock on the other side (the text was found in an old electronics textbook of Weston's). The Vinyl had inscriptions in the run-out groove of both sides, reading: "Smoking is as natural as breathing. They've been doing it since before I was born... ... which is a shame, because I could have invented it. - Todd Stanford Trainer 1994"
|1.||"My Black Ass"||3:00|
|2.||"Pull the Cup"||4:12|
|5.||"Song of the Minerals"||4:24|
|7.||"The Idea of North"||3:42|
|8.||"Dog and Pony Show"||3:59|
|10.||"Il Porno Star"||5:14|
- Steve Albini - velocity (guitar/vocals)
- Robert S. Weston IV - mass (bass guitar/vocals)
- Todd Trainer - time (drums)
- John Loder - driver
- Iain Burgess - chef
- Peter Diemel - coffee
- Corey Rusk - pyrotechnics
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