Devil Hopping

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Devil Hopping
Devil hopping.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 March 1994[1]
RecordedParr Street Studios, Liverpool
GenreIndie rock
Length44:38
LabelMute
ProducerPascal Gabriel[2]
Inspiral Carpets chronology
Revenge Of The Goldfish
(1992)
Devil Hopping
(1994)
Inspiral Carpets The Singles
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Chicago Tribune[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[4]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide[5]
NME(8/10)[6]

Devil Hopping is the fourth studio album from British indie band Inspiral Carpets, released in 1994 via Mute Records.[2][7] The single version of "I Want You" features vocals by Mark E. Smith of The Fall.[8] Mute dropped the band after the release of Devil Hopping.[9]

The title of the album came from producer Pascal Gabriel's pronunciation of the word "developing."

Critical reception[edit]

The Chicago Tribune wrote that "with driving guitars and Martin Walsh's booming bass lines, Devil Hopping edges toward a punchier rock sound."[3] Trouser Press wrote that "the nearly lifeless music is at best self-parodic; the lyrics are hopelessly trite."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Inspiral Carpets.

LP: Cow Records / DUNG 25 (UK)[edit]

  1. "I Want You" – 3:10
  2. "Party in the Sky" – 3:52
  3. "Plutoman" – 4:15
  4. "Uniform" – 3:54
  5. "Lovegrove" – 3:18
  6. "Just Wednesday" – 3:43
  7. "Saturn 5" – 3:59
  8. "All of This and More" – 3:32
  9. "The Way the Light Falls" – 4:55
  10. "Half Way There" – 3:50
  11. "Cobra" – 2:13
  12. "I Don't Want to Go Blind" – 4:03
  • also released on CD (DUNG 25 CD)

LP: Cow Records / LDUNG 25 (UK)[edit]

Contains track listing as above, plus a red vinyl 10" featuring the following tracks:

  1. "Saturn 5 (Peel Session)" – 3:50
  2. "I Want You (Peel Session)" – 3:01
  3. "The Way the Light Falls (Peel Session)" – 4:35
  4. "Party in the Sky (Peel Session)" – 3:42
  • Peel Sessions first broadcast on 13 December 1993.
  • also available on CD (LDUNG 25 CD)

Singles[edit]

  • Dung 23 - "Saturn 5" (1994)
  • Dung 24 - "I Want You" (w/ Mark E. Smith) (1994)
  • Dung 26 - "Uniform" (1994)

Personnel[edit]

Inspiral Carpets
  • Clint Boon – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Craig Gill – drums
  • Tom Hingley – lead vocals
  • Graham Lambert – guitars
  • Martyn Walsh – bass
Technical personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Devil Hopping". AllMusic. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Inspiral Carpets". Trouser Press. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b Webber, Brad. "Inspiral CarpetsDevil Hopping (Mute) (STAR)(STAR)(STAR)England's Inspiral Carpets..." chicagotribune.com.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 4: MUZE. p. 481.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. ^ MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 576.
  6. ^ Frost, Danny. "Review: Inspiral Carpets - Devil Hopping (Mute/All formats)". NME. IPC Media (March 5, 1994): 54.
  7. ^ Buckley, Peter (October 22, 2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. ISBN 9781843531050 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Inspiral Carpets | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  9. ^ "Inspiral Carpets - Record Collector Magazine". recordcollectormag.com.