More Fun in the New World

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More Fun in the New World
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1983
Recorded1983
StudioCherokee Studios, Los Angeles
GenrePunk rock
Length41:11
LabelElektra
ProducerRay Manzarek
X chronology
Under the Big Black Sun
(1982)
More Fun in the New World
(1983)
Ain't Love Grand!
(1985)

More Fun in the New World is the fourth studio album by American rock band X, released in September 1983 by Elektra Records. It was reissued with four bonus tracks by Rhino Records in 2002. It was the last X album produced by Ray Manzarek.

The single "The New World" appeared on the soundtrack to the 1986 movie Something Wild.

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Supersuckers covered "Devil Doll" and "Poor Girl" for the Free the West Memphis 3 project in 2000; Pearl Jam also covered "The New World" live several times, and "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" with Tim Robbins live during the 2004 Vote for Change tour.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauA− [2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka except as indicated.

Side A[edit]

  1. "The New World" – 3:25
  2. "We're Having Much More Fun" – 3:05
  3. "True Love" – 2:15
  4. "Poor Girl" – 2:50
  5. "Make the Music Go Bang" – 3:00
  6. "Breathless" (Otis Blackwell) – 2:15
  7. "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" – 4:10

Side B[edit]

  1. "Devil Doll" – 3:05
  2. "Painting the Town Blue" – 3:20
  3. "Hot House" – 2:55
  4. "Drunk in My Past" – 2:51
  5. "I See Red" – 3:00
  6. "True Love Pt. #2" – 5:00

Bonus tracks (2002 reissue)[edit]

  1. "Poor Girl (Demo/Remix)" – 2:58
  2. "True Love Pt. #2 (Demo/Remix)" – 4:56
  3. "Devil Doll (Demo/Remix)" – 3:12
  4. "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (Demo/Remix)" – 5:45

Personnel[edit]

X

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1983 Billboard Pop Albums 86
The Billboard 200 86


References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "More Fun in the New World – X". AllMusic. Retrieved 2005-09-11.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 29, 1983). "Christgau's Consumer Guide: X: More Fun in the New World". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-04-12. Also posted at "X: More Fun in the New World > Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2006-04-04.
  3. ^ Connelly, Christopher (October 27, 1983). "X More Fun in the New World > Album Review". Rolling Stone (407). Archived from the original on 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2006-06-17.