In a Bar, Under the Sea

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In a Bar, Under the Sea
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Studio album by Deus
Released 14 September 1996
Genre Experimental rock, art rock, jazz rock
Length 60:26
Label Bang!, Island
Producer Eric Drew Feldman
Deus chronology
My Sister = My Clock (EP)
(1995)String Module Error: Match not found1995
In A Bar, Under The Sea
The Ideal Crash
(1999)The Ideal Crash1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[2]

In a Bar, Under the Sea is the second studio album by Belgian rock band Deus. The cover art was designed by guitarist Rudy Trouvé. The original Belgian release was by Bang!, with the only difference that track 14 is simply named "Roses", like the single.

The album was produced by Eric Drew Feldman (who was keyboard and bass player for Captain Beefheart in the late seventies and early eighties) and welcomes guests such as Scott McCloud from Girls Against Boys (on Fell Off the Floor, Man), Dana Colley from Morphine (on Supermarketsong) and Bart Maris from X-Legged Sally (on Nine Threads).

In a Bar, Under the Sea reached Gold in Belgium (selling over 25,000 copies) and sold around 250,000 copies worldwide.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Don't Mind What Ever Happens" (Stef Kamil Carlens) – 0:46
  2. "Fell Off the Floor, Man" (Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Rudy Trouvé, Craig Ward, Jules De Borgher) – 5:13
  3. "Opening Night" (Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Craig Ward, Klaas Janzoons, Jules De Borgher) – 1:38
  4. "Theme from Turnpike" (Tom Barman) – 5:46
  5. "Little Arithmetics" (Tom Barman, Craig Ward) – 4:30
  6. "Gimme the Heat" (Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Craig Ward) – 7:38
  7. "Serpentine" (Tom Barman) – 3:17
  8. "A Shocking Lack Thereof" (Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Klaas Janzoons, Craig Ward) – 5:52
  9. "Supermarketsong" (Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Rudy Trouvé) – 1:56
  10. "Memory of a Festival" (Tom Barman) – 1:52
  11. "Guilty Pleasures" (Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Craig Ward, Klaas Janzoons, Jules De Borgher) – 4:23
  12. "Nine Threads" (Craig Ward) – 3:34
  13. "Disappointed in the Sun" (Tom Barman, Piet Jorens) – 6:03
  14. "For the Roses" (Tom Barman, Stef Kamil Carlens) – 4:57 (also named "Roses")
  15. "Wake Me Up Before I Sleep" (Tom Barman) – 2:53


  • Stef Kamil Carlens: vocal, guitar, bass, double bass, percussion, claps
  • Tom Barman: vocal, guitar, Hammond, Talkback, samples, percussion, synthesiser, cma^s
  • Julle De Borgher: drums, percussion, bells, claps
  • Craig Ward: vocal, guitar, sax, mandolin, claps, ukulele, slide guitar
  • Klaas Janzoons: vocal, percussion, Talkback, piano, violin, synthesiser, beatbox, claps
  • Rudy Trouvé: vocal, piccolo, harmonica, guitar, ukulele
  • Didier Fontaine: Vocal
  • Scott MCloud: "philosophy"
  • Eric Drew Feldman: Hammond, percussion, egg, piano
  • Pieter Lamot: trombone
  • Ian Humphries: violin
  • Charles Mutter: violin
  • Nic Pendlebury: viola
  • Deirdre Cooper: cello
  • Dana Colley: saxophones
  • Vincienne: claps
  • Jim Brumby: claps, rate and depth
  • Piet Jorens: piano, gong
  • Bart Maris: trumpet


  • "Theme from Turnpike" (June 1996)- #68 UK
  • "Little Arithmetics" (October 1996)- #44 UK
  • "For the Roses" (December 1996)- #56 UK
  • "Fell Off the Floor, Man" - Belgian only single (June 1997)

Charts references: [4]