More Light (J Mascis + The Fog album)
|Studio album by J Mascis + The Fog|
|Released||October 24, 2000(U.S.)|
|Label||Ultimatum (North America)
City Slang (Europe)
Pony Canyon (Japan)
|J Mascis + The Fog chronology|
|Singles from More Light|
|Entertainment Weekly||(B) |
More Light is the debut album by alternative rock band J Mascis + The Fog, released on October 24, 2000. The album was recorded and mixed at "Bob's Place", Mascis's home studio in his native Amherst, Massachusetts. The album title was inspired by the Hindu "hugging saint", Ammachi (also referenced on "Ammaring"). It features Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine as well as Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard on some songs. This album can be seen as a solo album of sorts because Mascis plays almost all the instruments on the recording.
In some countries, additional songs were added on to the end of the album as a bonus. The Japanese edition of the album contained three extra songs, "Can I Tell You Stories", "Too Hard", and a cover of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane". The German edition came with a bonus CD that offered the instrumental tracks "Riptide Swim Sideways" and "Let's Go to Church".
The supporting tour for the album featured former Minutemen member Mike Watt on bass and former Dinosaur Jr collaborator George Berz on drums. On some stops on this tour, the band was joined by original Stooges members Ron Asheton and Scott Asheton. This tour is known for being a key factor in the reformation of the Stooges (who also added Watt as their bass player, replacing the late Dave Alexander).
All songs written by J Mascis.
|3.||"Where'd You Go"||3:21|
|4.||"Back Before You Go"||3:52|
|5.||"Ground Me to You"||4:42|
|7.||"All the Girls"||3:17|
|8.||"I'm Not Fine"||3:18|
|9.||"Can't I Take This On"||3:22|
|10.||"Does the Kiss Fit"||3:28|
|Japanese Edition Bonus Tracks|
|12.||"Can I Tell You Stories"||1:57|
|14.||"Leaving on a Jet Plane"||4:10|
|European Edition Bonus Disc Tracks|
|1.||"Riptide Swim Sideways"||3:35|
|2.||"Let's Go To Church"||2:53|
- J Mascis - vocals, guitar, drums, bass guitar, keyboards
- Kevin Shields - guitar, percussion, backing vocals
- Robert Pollard - backing vocals (tracks 1, 7, 8)
- Tim O'Heir, Phil Ek - engineering
- John Agnello - mixing