Bite It

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Bite It
Whiteout Bite It.jpg
Studio album by Whiteout
Released 19 June 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Bark Studio (London)
Park Lane Studio (Glasgow)
Battery Studios (London)
Genre
Length 55:30
Label Silvertone
Producer
  • Oronsay Avenue
  • Brian O'Shaughnessy
  • Kenny Paterson
  • Sarah Bedingham
Whiteout chronology
Bite It
(1995)
Big Wow
(1998)
Singles from Bite It
  1. "No Time"
    Released: January 1994
  2. "Detroit"
    Released: September 1994
  3. "Jackie's Racing"
    Released: February 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
NME 6/10 stars[2]
Select 3/5 stars[3]
The Great Indie Discography 4/10 stars[4]

Bite It is the debut album by Scottish rock band Whiteout, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). The album includes two of the overall four previously released singles by the band, namely "No Time" and "Jackie's Racing". Another single, "Detroit", was not part of the original album but added as a bonus track to certain subsequent releases of Bite It, making "Starrclub" the only Whiteout single not released on a proper album (although it was re-released on the Japanese EP No Time). The album was available on both CD and vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Carroll/Lindsay/Smith/Jones, except where noted.

  1. "Thirty Eight" – 4:04
  2. "No Time" – 3:50
  3. "We Should Stick Together" – 3:17
  4. "Jackie's Racing" – 3:18
  5. "Shine on You" – 4:32
  6. "No More Tears" (Lindsay/Cushnaghan/Carroll/Jones) – 6:42
  7. "Altogether" – 3:28
  8. "U Drag Me" – 4:56
  9. "Baby Don't Give Up on Me Yet" – 5:54
  10. "You Left Me Seeing Stars" – 5:08
  11. "Everyday" – 4:36
  12. "Untitled" – 5:45

There is a version of the album that contains a 13th track:

  1. "Detroit" – 4:37

The Japanese edition features two additional tracks:

  1. "Van Song" – 2:23
  2. "Detroit" – 4:36

"Van Song" was also available as a limited 7-inch vinyl single backed with a cover version of the Rolling Stones' "Rocks Off". This single was never released commercially but given away as a promotional item. The first 100 concert attendees at each venue on Whiteout's tour in autumn of 1994 received the single for free.

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

  • Lee Skelley – Hammond organ on "Shine on You"
  • Phil Kane – piano on "Altogether", Hammond organ and piano on "No Time"
  • Those Sweet Soul Swinging Singing Sisters Deborah & Maria - backing vocals on "Altogether"
  • NFL Horns – brass on "Everyday"
  • The Subway Soopa-Strinz – strings on "Untitled"

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Oransay Avenue (all tracks)
  • Producer: Brian O'Shaughnessy (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12)
  • Producer: Kenny Paterson (tracks 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 13)
  • Producer: Sarah Bedingham (track 5)
  • Mixer: Brian O'Shaughnessy
  • Assistant engineer: Alex Jones (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 10)
  • Assistant engineer: Jim Brumby (track 11)
  • Cover design: George Miller
  • Photography: Elaine Constantine
  • Video stills: Douglas Hart, Momentum Video

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Date of Entry[5] Peak position[5]
UK Albums Chart 1995-07-01 71

Singles[edit]

Year Song Date of Entry[5] Peak position[5]
UK Singles chart
1994 "No Time" 1994-02-19 83
1994 "Detroit" 1994-09-24 73
1995 "Jackie's Racing" 1995-02-18 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ NME review Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Select review Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003). The Great Indie Discography. Frankfurt: Zweitausendeins. p. 1063. ISBN 3-86150-615-7. 
  5. ^ a b c d Zywiet, Tobias. "Chart Log UK". Retrieved 2009-08-31.