The Dirt of Luck

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The Dirt of Luck
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1995
Recorded1994
GenreIndie rock
Length44:17
LabelMatador Records
ProducerHelium
Adam Lasus
Helium chronology
Pirate Prude
(1994)
The Dirt of Luck
(1995)
Superball E.P.
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Orlando Sentinel4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork8.0/10[5]
The Village Voice(choice cut)[4]

The Dirt of Luck was the first full-length album from American indie rock band Helium. It was released in April 1995 on Matador Records and was produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Versus, Madder Rose, Clem Snide).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pat's Trick" - 3:20
  2. "Trixie's Star" - 2:44
  3. "Silver Angel" - 2:54
  4. "Baby's Going Underground" - 6:24
  5. "Medusa" - 3:10
  6. "Comet #9" - 2:09
  7. "Skeleton" - 4:11
  8. "Superball" - 2:35
  9. "All the X's Have Wings" - 3:13
  10. "Oh, the Wind and Rain" - 5:29
  11. "Honeycomb" - 4:22
  12. "Flower of the Apocalypse" - 3:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Mary Timony - Organ, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Xylophone
  • Ash Bowie - Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Shawn King Devlin - Percussion, Drums
  • Adam Lasus - Producer, Engineer
  • Greg Calbi - Mastering

Trivia[edit]

  • The main guitar riff from "Skeleton" was later borrowed by Sonic Youth for the song "Sunday".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. The Dirt of Luck at AllMusic
  2. ^ Ryan, Mo (29 June 1995). "The Dirt of Luck Review". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  3. ^ Gettelman, Parry (1995-08-11). "Helium". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (1996-01-23). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice.
  5. ^ Schroeder, Amy (24 May 2017). "The Dirt of Luck". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 July 2017.