Eight Step Rail

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Eight Step Rail
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EP by
ReleasedMay 1996
GenrePost-grunge, rock
The Superjesus chronology
Eight Step Rail
(1996)
Sumo
(1998)

Eight Step Rail is the debut EP by Australian rock band The Superjesus. The EP was released in May 1996.

The track "I'm Stained" was later re-recorded for their debut album, Sumo. A re-recorded version of "Shut My Eyes" was also later included as a hidden track on Sumo.

The big guitar sounds are yet another use of the infamous Sansamp from Tech 21. After the engineer (Mick Wordley of Mixmasters Studios in Adelaide, Australia) spent a day trying to get a big sound out of Marshall stacks, he couldn't go past the sound the band had achieved by direct injecting a Sansamp into their Fostex recorder[citation needed].

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1997, the EP won two ARIA Awards, "Best New Talent" and "Breakthrough Artist – Single".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ground"
  • Chris Tennent
  • Sarah McLeod
3:42
2."Shut My Eyes"
  • Tennent
  • McLeod
3:28
3."I'm Stained"
  • Tennent
  • McLeod
4:40
4."Glazed"
  • Tennent
  • McLeod
4:28
5."Strips of You"
  • Tennent
  • McLeod
4:34

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1997". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Superjesus – EIGHT STEP RAIL (EP) (SONG)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 24 March 2016.