Hot Wax (album)

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Hot Wax
Hot Wax - 07.jpg
Studio album by Grant Hart
Released October 6, 2009
Recorded 2005–2009[1]
Hotel2Tango, Montreal
Albatross Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genre Alternative rock
Length 34:10
Label Con D'Or
Grant Hart chronology
Good News for Modern Man
(1999)Good News for Modern Man1999
Hot Wax
(2009)
Oeuvrevue
(2010)Oeuvrevue2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Hot Wax is the third solo album from Grant Hart, formerly of the band Hüsker Dü. It was released on October 6, 2009. The album followed Good News for Modern Man, released in 1999.

Recording[edit]

This album was recorded in both Montreal, Quebec and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first sessions for the album were in 2005 and Hart traveled to Montreal a dozen times over three years to record with members of the bands Godspeed You! Black Emperor and A Silver Mt. Zion. However, with only half of the album finished, the traveling became an inconvenience. Hart also realized that “those guys didn’t necessarily want to chase the same exact pinpoint I was chasing.” The album was eventually finished in Minneapolis with Albatross Studio founder Mike Wisti.[3]


"You're the Reflection of the Moon on the Water" is one of the most organic rock and roll songs that I have ever written. Its style owes a lot to my devotion for Patti Smith. It was inspired by a video made by a monk during the selection process to find the next Panchen Lhama, who said of one candidate, "He is the reflection of the moon on the water but he is not the moon." - Grant Hart[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Grant Hart.

  1. "You're the Reflection of the Moon on the Water" (4:20)
  2. "Barbara" (4:17)
  3. "Charles Hollis Jones" (4:23)
  4. "Schoolbuses Are for Children" (5:31)
  5. "Narcissus Narcissus" (2:44)
  6. "California Zephyr" (2:59)
  7. "Sailor Jack" (3:59)
  8. "I Knew All About You Since Then" (2:08)
  9. "My Regrets" (3:45)

Bonus Tracks

  1. "Khalid" (Listed between tracks 4 and 5 on Australian/New Zealand edition)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (15 October 2009). "Ex-Hüsker Dü singer/drummer Grant Hart returns with first new album in a decade". Star Tribune (Minneapolis). Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic Hot Wax > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (15 October 2009). "Ex-Hüsker Dü singer/drummer Grant Hart returns with first new album in a decade". Star Tribune (Minneapolis). Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Interpunk, Retrieved June 03, 2010.

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