On the Cover

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On the Cover
MxPx - On the Cover cover.jpg
EP by MxPx
Released November 28, 1995 (1995-11-28)
Recorded May/June, 1995 at Avast Recording Co.
Genre Punk rock
Length 20:19
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Bob Moon, MxPx
MxPx chronology
Teenage Politics
(1995)Teenage Politics1995
On the Cover
(1995)
Life in General
(1996)Life in General1996

On the Cover is an EP of song covers by punk rock band MxPx, released on November 28, 1995. Two different editions were released: a CD with 8 tracks, and a double 10" vinyl record with 12 tracks. In 2009, fourteen years later, the band released a "sequel" to the EP, On the Cover II.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Summer of '69" (Bryan Adams) – 2:21
  2. "Oh, Boy!" (Buddy Holly) – 2:03
  3. "Drum Machine Joy" (Joy Electric) – 3:35
  4. "You Found Me" (Altar Boys) – 2:31
  5. "Take On Me" (a-ha) – 3:36
  6. "Marie, Marie" (The Blasters) – 1:50
  7. "You Put This Love in My Heart" (Keith Green) – 1:47
  8. "No Brain" (The Cootees) – 2:36

Vinyl Double Album track listing[edit]

Vinyl #1, Side A

  1. "Summer of '69" (Bryan Adams) – 2:21
  2. "Oh, Boy!" (Buddy Holly) – 2:03
  3. "Drum Machine Joy" (Joy Electric) – 3:35

Vinyl #1, Side B

  1. "You Found Me" (Altar Boys) – 2:31
  2. "Take On Me" (a-ha) – 3:36
  3. "Marie, Marie" (The Blasters) – 1:50

Vinyl #2, Side A

  1. "You Put This Love in My Heart" (Keith Green) – 1:47
  2. "No Brain" (The Cootees) – 2:36
  3. "Swing Set Girl" – 2:15

Vinyl #2, Side B

  1. "Begin to Start" – 3:29
  2. "Never Learn" – 2:05
  3. "O-Donna" (Ritchie Valens) – 2:13
  4. "Sick Boys" (Social Distortion) – 2:28

The last five tracks on the vinyl double album were later remixed and released on the 1998 B-sides CD, Let It Happen.

Personnel[edit]

  • Mike Herrera - bass, guitar (on tracks 5, 6, 8), vocals
  • Tom Wisniewski - guitar, background vocals
  • Yuri Ruley - drums
  • Jiles - bass on "No Brain"
  • Leann Schmitt - saxophone, background vocals on "Oh, Boy!"
  • Jennifer - background vocals on "Oh, Boy!"
  • Carrie Ann - background vocals on "Oh, Boy!"
  • The Yurinator - background vocals on "Oh, Boy!"
  • Tom The Beverage Boy - background vocals on "Oh, Boy!"
  • Beanboy - background vocals on "Oh, Boy!"
  • MxPx - producer, engineer
  • Bob Moon - producer, engineer
  • Brandon Ebel - executive producer, art direction, studio photos
  • Aaron Warner - assistant mix engineer
  • Matt Johnson - drum tech
  • Brian Gardner - mastering
  • Daniel Fair - art direction
  • Norman Jean Ray - cover photos