Inside the Head of... Mr. Atom

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Inside the Head of... Mr. Atom
Astroman atom.jpg
EP by Man or Astro-man?
Released 1994
Recorded Chicago, Earth 1994
Genre surf rock
Label Estrus Records
Man or Astro-man? chronology
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Inside the Head of... Mr. Atom
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Inside the Head of... Mr. Atom is a Man or Astro-man? 7" EP[1] released on Estrus Records in 1995. It was recorded by Steve Albini.[2] The cover art and design is by Art Chantry. The back cover states "This single is dedicated to the vital memory of the band Bolt Thrower." It was released on clear green vinyl, opaque purple vinyl, opaque gray vinyl and black vinyl. Early pressings of the 7" have red and yellow center labels. The center labels on later pressings are black and silver, and these were available on black vinyl and gray vinyl (a few are known to have white streaks marbled throughout the black vinyl).

Known Variations[edit]

Early Pressings (denoted by red and yellow center label)[edit]

  1. Clear green vinyl
  2. Opaque, marbled purple vinyl
  3. Black vinyl

Later Pressings (denoted by black and silver center label)[edit]

  1. Black vinyl
  2. Opaque gray vinyl
  3. Black vinyl, marbled with white streaks

Track listing[edit]

Fore Brain[edit]

  • "Sferic Waves"
  • "Inside the Atom"

Hind Brain[edit]

  • "Put Your Fingers in the Socket"
  • "24 Hours"

Line Up[3][edit]

  • Captain Zeno - Spontaneous Combustion
  • Birdstuff - 440 Hair Stand Up Maneuver
  • Star Crunch - Evil Wool Sock Carpet Walk Shock Trick
  • Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard - Complete Brown Out


  1. ^ "Inside the Head of Mr. Atom - Man or Astro-man? - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  2. ^ Man or Astro-man? at Grunnen Rocks
  3. ^ Line up and instrumentation taken directly from record sleeve