Hot Boxing

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Hot Boxing
A close-up on the face of a woman who is holding a cigarette in her right hand and exhaling smoke. The photos is tinted red and has "magnapop" written in blue along the top and "hot boxing" written in yellow toward the center.
Studio album by Magnapop
Released July 5, 1994 (1994-07-05)
Recorded August 1993, Pedernales Recording Studio, Austin, Texas, United States and Bosstown Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (mixing); except "Merry" (Acoustic), recorded live for "Het Station", June 7, 1992
Genre Pop punk, pop rock, power pop
Length 41:30
Language English
Label Play It Again Sam/Priority
Producer Bob Mould
Magnapop chronology
Big Bright Cherry
(1994)Big Bright Cherry1994
Hot Boxing
(1994)
Fire All Your Guns at Once
(1996)Fire All Your Guns at Once1996
Singles from Hot Boxing
  1. "Slowly, Slowly"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Lay It Down"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Billboard very favorable[2]
Robert Christgau (neither)[3]
Rolling Stone favorable[4]
Sun Zoom Spark favorable[5]

Hot Boxing is the second studio album by Magnapop, released in 1994. "Lay It Down" and "Slowly, Slowly" were released as singles. Music videos were created for "Lay It Down", "Slowly, Slowly", and "Texas". Having Priority release the album was a radical departure from the label's earlier emphasis on rap.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris.

Side one
  1. "Slowly, Slowly" – 3:35
  2. "Texas" – 4:01
  3. "Lay It Down" – 2:59
  4. "Here It Comes" – 2:48
  5. "Piece of Cake" – 2:49
  6. "Free Mud" – 2:00
  7. "Leo" – 2:37
Side two
  1. "The Crush" – 3:22
  2. "Ride" – 2:30
  3. "In the Way" – 2:32
  4. "Idiot Song" – 1:55
  5. "Get It Right" – 1:52
  6. "Emergency" – 4:00
  7. "Skinburns" – 4:24
Special edition bonus tracks
  1. "Merry" (Acoustic) – 3:26
  2. "Pretty Awful" – 2:24

Personnel[edit]

Magnapop
Production staff

Release history[edit]

The album was initially released on Priority Records in the United States and Play It Again Sam in the United Kingdom, with the Japanese edition published by King; the special edition with bonus tracks was published in The Netherlands by Play It Again Sam.

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States July 5, 1994 Priority Compact Disc P2 53909
cassette tape P4 53909
Europe Play It Again Sam Compact Disc 450.0251.20 - BIAS 251 CD
cassette tape 450.0521.50 - BIAS 251 MC
The Netherlands LP 450.0251.10 - BIAS 251 LP
Japan 1994 King Compact Disc KICP-408
The Netherlands 1994 Play It Again Sam Compact Disc 450.0251.26 - BIAS 251 CDX†
Spain 1994 Fonomusic LP 88.2210

†Special edition with bonus tracks

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Magnapop > Hot Boxing". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ Verna, Paul; Gillen, Marilyn A.; Cronin, Peter (1994-06-23), "Album Reviews", Billboard, United States: Nielsen Business Media, Inc., 106 (30), p. 58, ISSN 0006-2510 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Magnapop". Robert Christgau. 
  4. ^ Corio, Paul (1994-12-29). "Music reviews - Magnapop Hot Boxing". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  5. ^ Sun Zoom Spark Volume 2, issue 3 (June 1994), review by Dermot Hack
  6. ^ Morris, Chris (1994-07-30), "Declaration of Independents: Priority Goes Magnapop; BOC Remade", Billboard, United States: Nielsen Business Media, Inc., 106 (31), p. 49, ISSN 0006-2510 

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