Shock Me (EP)

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Shock Me
Shock Me EP.jpg
EP by Red House Painters
Released February 28, 1994
Recorded 1993 at Coast Recorders and Razor's Edge, San Francisco, United States
Genre Slowcore, folk rock
Length 20:10
Language English
Label 4AD
Producer Mark Kozelek
Red House Painters chronology
Red House Painters
(1993)Red House Painters1993
Shock Me EP
Ocean Beach
(1995)Ocean Beach1995

Shock Me is an EP by American slowcore band Red House Painters. It was released in the UK only in 1994 on CD and 12" vinyl by record label 4AD.


Shock Me was recorded and mixed at Coast Recorders, San Francisco in 1993. Additional recording took place at Razor's Edge, also in San Francisco.[citation needed]


The EP features two versions of the song "Shock Me", a Kiss cover. The EP went out of print shortly after its initial release. The tracks later surfaced on the reissued edition of Red House Painters (Bridge), released in 1999.

The "untitled instrumental" hidden track is actually an instrumental version of "A Million + 8 Things", a song from the early Red House Painters demo tapes (dated 1991-1992).[citation needed]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

In his retrospective review, Dean Carlson of AllMusic wrote: "this mid-career EP displays a confident, introspective Red House Painters seemingly influenced by a parallel world where Nick Drake shoegazed it up with Ride or Chapterhouse. Somehow, it's quietly splendid."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mark Kozelek, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shock Me" Ace Frehley 4:49
2. "Sundays and Holidays"   3:00
3. "Three-Legged Cat"   1:41
4. "Shock Me" (Acoustic) / "(Untitled Instrumental)" (Hidden Track) Frehley; Kozelek 10:40

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue #
United Kingdom February 28, 1994 4AD CD BAD 4004 CD
Vinyl BAD 4004


Additional personnel
  • Carla Fabrizio
  • Dan Barbee
  • Larry Ragent
  • Simon Larbalestier – sleeve images