Painful Thing

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Painful Thing
Painful Thing EP.jpeg
EP by Catherine Wheel
Released May 1991 (1991-05)
Recorded 1991
Genre Alternative rock, shoegazing
Length 15:09
Label Wilde Club
Producer Simon Davey
Catherine Wheel chronology
She's My Friend
(1991)She's My Friend1991
Painful Thing
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Painful Thing is an EP by English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel, released in May 1991 on Wilde Club Records.[2] The EP was mixed by Simon Davey at Purple Rain Studios in Norfolk[3] and later versions of the songs are featured on the band's debut studio album, Ferment (1992).[4] The EP was released on CD and 12" LP[5] and limited to 2,000 copies of each.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Catherine Wheel.

  1. "Shallow" – 3:24
  2. "Spin" – 2:42
  3. "Painful Thing" – 3:58
  4. "I Want to Touch You" – 5:05


Catherine Wheel
Technical personnel


  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Painful Thing – Catherine Wheel | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Anna (2003). "Catherine Wheel". The Rough Guide to Rock. p. 179. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Painful Thing (LP). Catherine Wheel. United Kingdom: Wilde Club. 1991. WILDE5. 
  4. ^ " Ferment: Catherine Wheel: Music". Amazon. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Catherine Wheel – Painful Thing E.P. at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 

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