More Light (J Mascis + The Fog album)

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More Light
J Mascis + The Fog - More Light.jpg
Studio album by J Mascis + The Fog
Released October 24, 2000 (2000-10-24) (U.S.)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:22
Label Ultimatum (North America)
City Slang (Europe)
Pony Canyon (Japan)
Producer J Mascis
J Mascis + The Fog chronology
More Light
Free So Free
Singles from More Light
  1. "Where'd You Go"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Waistin"
    Released: 2001
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Entertainment Weekly (B) [1]

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.

Additional songs[edit]

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).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J Mascis.

No. Title Length
1. "Sameday" 4:16
2. "Waistin" 3:42
3. "Where'd You Go" 3:21
4. "Back Before You Go" 3:52
5. "Ground Me to You" 4:42
6. "Ammaring" 4:47
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
11. "More Light" 5:17
Total length: 43:22


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