Sex & Violins

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Sex & Violins
Rednex Sex And Violins.jpg
Studio album by Rednex
Released February 27, 1995 (Europe)
March 28, 1995 (North America)
Recorded 1994
Genre Country pop, dance, eurodance, techno
Length 46:59
Label Battery, Zomba
Producer Pat Reiniz, Janne Ericsson, Anders Hansson, Denniz Pop, Max Martin, David Millington, Stefan Sir Een, Leskelä Teijo, Anders Hellquist, Thomas Hegert
Rednex chronology
Sex & Violins
(1995)
Inbred With Rednex
(1995)Inbred With Rednex1995
Singles from Sex & Violins
  1. "Cotton Eye Joe"
    Released: August 12, 1994
  2. "Old Pop in an Oak"
    Released: 17 November 1994
  3. "Wish You Were Here"
    Released: 6 May 1995
  4. "Wild 'N Free"
    Released: 4 September 1995
  5. "Rolling Home"
    Released: 5 December 1995
  6. "Riding Alone"
    Released: 1997
Alternative cover
Cover for the US release
Cover for the US release
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Sex & Violins is the debut studio album by Swedish dance group Rednex, released on Battery Records in February 1995.

Content[edit]

Six singles, including one promotional single, were released from it. The female vocals are from Annika Ljungberg, who left the band in 1996 due to a disagreement with the other band members, after the release of the fifth single, "Rolling Home", to start a solo career. The album was a commercial success, including the hit dance single "Cotton Eye Joe". The album was re-titled Cotton Eye Joe (Sex & Violins) for the US release, presumably due to the original album cover, although a modified version was briefly released in the US (minus the image of a person urinating in a cup) prior to the retitling. Track number 8 is also known as "Harder Than Your Husband".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[edit]

  1. "Cotton Eye Joe" – 3:14
  2. "Hittin' the Hay" – 3:17
  3. "Riding Alone" – 3:27
  4. "Wish You Were Here" – 3:56
  5. "Mary Lou" – 3:38
  6. "Old Pop in an Oak" – 3:32
  7. "Nowhere in Idaho" – 4:05
  8. "The Sad But True Story of Ray Mingus, the Lumberjack of Bulk Rock City, and His Never Slacking Strive to Exploit the So Far Undiscovered Areas of the Intention to Bodily Intercourse from the Opposite Species of His Kind, During Intake of All the Mental Conditions That Could Be Derived from Fermentation" – 2:21 (also known as "Harder Than Your Husband")[3]
  9. "Fat Sally Lee" – 3:16
  10. "Shooter" – 3:44
  11. "McKenzie Brothers" – 4:28
  12. "Rolling Home" – 4:22
  13. "Wild 'N Free" – 3:39

Cotton Eye Joe (Sex & Violins) US bonus track[edit]

  1. "Cotton Eye Joe" (Slide to the Side Mix) – 4:14

Japanese edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Cotton Eye Joe" (Madcow instrumental version) – 4:49
  2. "Old Pop in an Oak" (extended mix) – 5:39
  3. "Ropin' a Cow" (radio edit) – 3:15

CD+CD-ROM edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Ultimate Rednex Megamix" – 5:46
  2. "Rolling Home" (Treatow's Treatment Radio Mix) – 4:40
  3. "Old Pop in an Oak" (DJ Cerla & Moratto Remix) – 5:08
  4. "Old Pop in an Oak" (West Side Story Mix) – 3:16

CD-ROM[edit]

  • Hieroglyph (Game only, 4.09 MB)

Personnel[edit]

  • Accordion – Ari Haatainen and Henrik Widén
  • Banjo – Gary Johansson, General Custer, and Kjell Johansson
  • Bass – Björn Lagberg
  • Drums – Anders Lövmark, Animal, and Heffa
  • Guitar – Anders Hellquist, Boba, Bonne Lövman, Clint Eastwood, and Henrik Jansson
  • Steel guitar – Uffe Sterling
  • Harmonica – Ove Sandberg
  • Piano – Henrik Widén
  • Violin – Bosse Nilsson
  • Vocals – Anders Hansson, Annika Ljungberg, Björn Lagberg, Camena, Camilla Molinder, Chris Sylvan Stewart, Cool James, Currey, Göran Danielsson, Hanna Wannagárd, Henrik Widen, Hoss, Janne Ericsson, Jean-Paul Wall, Jeanette Söderholm, Joe Cartwright, Lotten Andersson, Ludde, Michelle Anenberg, Monte Reid, Pat Reiniz, Stefan Cevaco, Sir Een, Thomas Hegert, and Zeb Macahan
  • Whistle – Jean-Paul Wall

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Pat Reiniz, Janne Ericsson, Anders Hansson, Denniz Pop, Max Martin, David Millington, Stefan Sir Een, L. Teijo, Anders Hellquist, and Thomas Hegert
  • Engineering assistant – Jacob Schultze

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. Sex & Violins at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Sex & Violins". Spotify. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sex & Violins by Rednex on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 29 June 2017.