Foolish (album)

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Studio album by Superchunk
Released April 18, 1994
Recorded Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 1993
Genre Indie rock
Length 50:15
Label Merge Records
Producer Brian Paulson
Superchunk chronology
On the Mouth (1993) Foolish
Incidental Music 1991-95
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (neither)[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 8.8/10 link

Foolish is Superchunk's fourth studio album. It was recorded November 30 through December 2, 1993, at Pachyderm Studios, by Brian Paulson. It was released by Merge Records in 1994.

The cover art is credited to the band's bassist, Laura Ballance.

This is the second consecutive Superchunk album where the band recorded a song of the same name, but didn't put it on the album. The US vinyl edition of the album included "Foolish" on a bonus 7" single.[2] The song eventually appeared on the band's Incidental Music compilation.

The video for "Driveway to Driveway" is a takeoff on the classic film The Philadelphia Story. In the video, drummer Jon Wurster plays a rich buffoon and singer Mac McCaughan plays a scrappy lower-class guy both competing for the affections of Ballance's character. Guitarist Jim Wilbur plays a butler. The four members also portray musicians.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Like a Fool" - 4:42
  2. "The First Part" - 4:47
  3. "Water Wings" - 4:03
  4. "Driveway to Driveway" - 4:41
  5. "Saving my Ticket" - 3:25
  6. "Kicked In" - 4:22
  7. "Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything" - 4:33
  8. "Without Blinking" - 3:10
  9. "Keeping Track" - 4:42
  10. "Revelations" - 3:38
  11. "Stretched Out" - 4:13
  12. "In a Stage Whisper" - 3:59