On the Mouth

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On the Mouth
Superchunk onthemouth.jpg
Studio album by Superchunk
Released February 10, 1993
Recorded September 14–20, 1992
Studio West Beach Studios
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:20
Label Matador
Producer John Reis, Superchunk
Superchunk chronology
Tossing Seeds
(1991)Tossing Seeds1991
On the Mouth
(1993)
Foolish
(1994)Foolish1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]

On the Mouth is the third studio album by American indie rock band Superchunk. The album was recorded September 14–20, 1992, at West Beach Studios, engineered by Donnell Cameron, and produced by John Reis and Superchunk. It was released by Matador Records in 1993.

On the Mouth marked the debut of drummer Jon Wurster, who replaced Chuck "Chunk" Garrison.

The band also has a song called "On the Mouth," but it is not on this album. It first appeared as b-side for the single version of "Mower."

American alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World covered "Precision Auto" for its 2010 album Invented. Fucked Up and Tom Scharpling, of Scharpling and Wurster fame, covered "Precision Auto" at the Matador at 21 festival in Las Vegas. Post-punk band Les Savy Fav covered "Precision Auto" on "Score! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers!"

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Precision Auto" – 2:46
  2. "From the Curve" – 3:18
  3. "For Tension" – 2:59
  4. "Mower" – 3:45
  5. "Package Thief" – 2:28
  6. "Swallow That" – 6:14
  7. "I Guess I Remembered It Wrong" – 3:33
  8. "New Low" – 3:20
  9. "Untied" – 4:12
  10. "The Question is How Fast" – 4:06
  11. "Trash Heap" – 3:25
  12. "Flawless" – 2:33
  13. "The Only Piece That You Get" – 2:41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "On the Mouth – Superchunk". AllMusic. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ Browne, David (February 19, 1993). "Watery, Domestic / On the Mouth / Eleven: Eleven". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Superchunk: On the Mouth". Record Collector: 93. [I]nvigorating... There are grungey undercurrents in 'Mower' and 'Swallow That'... 
  4. ^ Diehl, Matt (April 15, 1993). "Superchunk: On The Mouth". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on July 25, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ Wolk, Douglas (2004). "Superchunk". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 795–96. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.