The Bad Plus (album)

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The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus - Motel.jpg
Studio album by The Bad Plus
Released August 1, 2001
Recorded December 28, 2000 at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Genre Jazz
Length 45:05
Label Fresh Sound New Talent
Producer The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus chronology
The Bad Plus
These Are The Vistas
(2003)These Are The Vistas2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Bad Plus (also known as Motel) is the eponymous first album released by The Bad Plus.


It contains covers of ABBA's "Knowing Me, Knowing You", Rodgers and Hart's 1934 classic "Blue Moon", and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". It was recorded on December 28, 2000 and released in 2001 on the Fresh Sound New Talent label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Knowing Me, Knowing You" (ABBA) – 5:45
  2. "Blue Moon" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:01
  3. "1972 Bronze Medalist" (David King) – 5:06
  4. "The Breakout" (Reid Anderson) – 5:22
  5. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic) – 6:32
  6. "Labyrinth" (Ethan Iverson) – 5:13
  7. "Scurry" (Iverson) – 5:22
  8. "Love Is the Answer" (Anderson) – 8:22



  1. ^ Adler, David R. "Review: The Bad Plus". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 September 2009.