Bloodsport (album)

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Bloodsport
Bloodsport Album.jpg
Studio album by Sneaker Pimps
Released January 22, 2002
Genre Post-punk, art rock, gothic rock
Label Tommy Boy
Producer Jim Abbiss
Sneaker Pimps chronology
Splinter
(1999)
Bloodsport
(2002)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (50/100) link
Review scores
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Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly C+ link
Sunday Mirror (8/10)

Bloodsport is the third album by Sneaker Pimps. It was released on January 22, 2002. The album was released on CD as well as a double red vinyl LP set.[1]

Despite failing to chart in the UK, it made the Austrian top 75 album chart at #68.[2] Lead single "Sick" charted only at #100 on the UK singles chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Kiro TV" 3:45
2. "Sick" 4:15
3. "Small Town Witch" 4:48
4. "Black Sheep" 4:01
5. "Loretta Young Silks" 5:58
6. "M'aidez" 5:12
7. "The Fuel" 4:51
8. "Bloodsport" 5:24
9. "Think Harder" 4:44
10. "Blue Movie" 4:08
11. "Grazes" 6:44
12. "After Every Party I Die" (Japanese release only) 6:48

Singles and B-Sides[edit]

  • The CD single "Loretta Young Silks" contains the b-side "Miami Counting".
  • The CD single "Sick" and the Japanese edition of Bloodsport contain a track called "After Every Party I Die", which was later re-recorded by Chris Corner's side project IAMX and released on their album The Alternative.
  • The 12 inch single of Bloodsport contained the b-side "O-Type". An alternative version of this track has circulated online.

Samples[edit]

  • "Kiro TV"'s opening synth riff is sample variation from the Ultravox! song "ROckWrok".
  • "Small Town Witch" samples "Nightclubbing" by Iggy Pop.
  • "Loretta Young Silks" samples Bill Withers' "I Wish You Well".
  • "The Fuel" samples "Following Kirwell" and "Irina's Chase" from the original Gorky Park film O.S.T.
  • "Bloodsport" samples "Tar" by Visage.
  • "Blue Movie" samples "Canaan's Land" (traditional) by The Keynotes.

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