Bellybutton (album)

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Jellyfish Bellybutton.jpg
Studio album by Jellyfish
Released August 7, 1990
Recorded Schnee Studios, Studio 55 and Ocean Way Recording
Genre Power pop
Length 39:32
Label Charisma Records
Producer Albhy Galuten and Jack Joseph Puig
Jellyfish chronology
Spilt Milk
(1993)Spilt Milk1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Bellybutton is the debut album by Jellyfish, released on August 7, 1990.

The album spawned the singles "The King Is Half-Undressed" (reached No. 19 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart), "That Is Why" (reached No. 11 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart), "Baby's Coming Back" (reached No. 62 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart), "Now She Knows She's Wrong" and "I Wanna Stay Home".

Two EPs were also issued in support of Bellybutton: The Scary-Go-Round E.P., Baby's Coming Back single, and I Wanna Stay Home single.

The home-video Gone Jellyfishin' was also issued with the promo videos from Bellybutton ("The King Is Half-Undressed", which was nominated for Best Art Direction at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards, "That Is Why" and "Baby's Coming Back").

"Baby's Coming Back" was covered by the British band McFly in 2007.

A two-disc Deluxe Version was released by Omnivore Recordings in January 2015.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Roger Manning and Andy Sturmer, except where noted.

  1. "The Man I Used to Be" – 4:33
  2. "That Is Why" – 4:16
  3. "The King Is Half-Undressed" – 3:46
  4. "I Wanna Stay Home" (Sturmer) – 4:06
  5. "She Still Loves Him" – 4:30
  6. "All I Want Is Everything" (Sturmer) – 3:44
  7. "Now She Knows She's Wrong" – 2:35
  8. "Bedspring Kiss" – 5:03
  9. "Baby's Coming Back" (Sturmer) – 2:57
  10. "Calling Sarah" – 4:02

Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "No Matter What" (Pete Ham) – 2:48
  2. "Let 'Em In/That Is Why" (Paul McCartney)/(Manning, Sturmer) - 4:58
  3. "The King Is Half Undressed" – 3:38
  4. "Jet" (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) – 3:08
  5. "Now She Knows She's Wrong" – 2:45
  6. "Baby's Coming Back" (Sturmer) – 3:05

Tracks 11-15 are live tracks appearing on the UK Limited Edition release.

Track 16 is a live acoustic track appearing on the Japanese Reissue Edition release.