Pony Express Record

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Pony Express Record
Studio album by Shudder to Think
Released Sep. 13, 1994
Genre Post-hardcore, indie rock, experimental rock
Length 53:50
Label Epic
Producer Ted Niceley
Shudder to Think chronology
Get Your Goat
(1992)Get Your Goat1992
Pony Express Record
50,000 B.C.
(1997)50,000 B.C.1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Pony Express Record is a 1994 album by the Washington, D.C.-based post-hardcore group Shudder to Think. It was their first album to be recorded for Epic Records. Although switching to a major label from the independent Dischord Records shocked and alienated some fans of the group, Pony Express Record proved to be a challenging release, mixing musical styles as diverse as jazz, art-rock, glam, post-punk, noise rock and folk. It is also regarded as one of the most underrated albums of the 1990s,[2] and has received considerable critical acclaim.[3][4] Pitchfork Media placed the album as #29 on their original 1999 issue of Top 100 Albums of the 90s.[5] In 2014, the album placed #7 on the Alternative Nation site's "Top 10 Underrated 90’s Alternative Rock Albums" list.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Craig Wedren, except where noted.

  1. "Hit Liquor" – 4:08
  2. "Gang of $" (Wedren, Nathan Larson) – 3:45
  3. "9 Fingers on You" – 2:41
  4. "Sweet Year Old" (Larson) – 4:52
  5. "Earthquakes Come Home" – 3:44
  6. "Kissi Penny" – 3:06
  7. "X-French Tee Shirt" – 4:06
  8. "No RM.9, Kentucky" (Wedren, Larson) – 5:34
  9. "Chakka" (Wedren, Larson) – 4:47
  10. "Own Me" (Larson) – 4:48
  11. "So Into You" – 3:43 (Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix) (Atlanta Rhythm Section cover)
  12. "Trackstar" - 6:47
  13. "Full Body Anchor" - 1:50
PonyExpressRecord.com Exclusive Mp3's
  1. "Little by Little (vox)"
  2. "Little by Little (no vox)"
  3. "Circus Metal (PXR demo)"
  4. "Kissi Penny (PXR demo)"
  5. "Gang of $ (PXR demo)"
  6. "X-French Tee Shirt (PXR demo)"