Throwing Copper

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Throwing Copper
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Studio album by Live
Released April 26, 1994 (1994-04-26)[1]
Recorded July–September 1993 at Pachyderm Studio, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Length 59:32
Label Radioactive
Producer Jerry Harrison, Live
Live chronology
Mental Jewelry
(1991)Mental Jewelry1991
Throwing Copper
(1994)
Secret Samadhi
(1997)Secret Samadhi1997
Singles from Throwing Copper
  1. "Selling the Drama"
    Released: February 1994
  2. "I Alone"
    Released: May 22, 1994
  3. "Lightning Crashes"
    Released: September 24, 1994
  4. "All Over You"
    Released: December 5, 1994
  5. "White, Discussion"
    Released: April 1, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]
Q4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]
Spin Alternative Record Guide7/10[7]
The Village VoiceC+[8]

Throwing Copper is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Live, released on April 19, 1994 on former MCA Records subsidiary Radioactive Records. It was produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads[9] and was recorded at Pachyderm Recording Studio.[10] Throwing Copper has sold over 8 million copies and was certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and was well received by music critics.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ed Kowalczyk; all music composed by Live.

No.TitleLength
1."The Dam at Otter Creek"4:43
2."Selling the Drama"3:26
3."I Alone"3:50
4."Iris"3:59
5."Lightning Crashes"5:25
6."Top"2:42
7."All Over You"3:59
8."Shit Towne"3:48
9."T.B.D."4:28
10."Stage"3:08
11."Waitress"2:49
12."Pillar of Davidson"6:46
13."White, Discussion"6:08
14."Horse"4:16

"Horse" is a hidden track and is not mentioned on the album cover. The tracks "Pillar of Davidson" and "Horse" were not included on the original 1994 vinyl version.[12] They were, however, included on the 2012 vinyl reissue on Music on Vinyl, which also added "Horse" to the track listing.

Cover art[edit]

The cover art is a painting by Scottish artist Peter Howson titled Sisters of Mercy. On September 23, 2005 it was sold for $186,000 by Christie's in New York. The painting is oil on canvas and measures 243 × 182 centimeters.[13] It has been suggested that the painting explores the themes of betrayal, revenge, and fear and that it shows a group of prostitutes urging a man holding a bible to throw himself off a cliff.[14]

Personnel[edit]

Live

Technical personnel

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Peak
Australian Albums Chart[15] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 11
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[15] 8
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[15] 38
RPM Canadian Albums Chart[16] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[15] 5
Finnish Albums Chart[15] 38
German Albums Chart[17] 28
Norwegian Albums Chart[15] 24
New Zealand Albums Chart[15] 1
Swedish Albums Chart[15] 11
UK Albums Chart 37
US Billboard 200[18] 1

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
US Billboard 200[19] 60

Singles[edit]

Song Peak chart positions
US US (M.R.) Australia Ned UK Ger
"Selling the Drama"[20][21][22] 43 1 49 15 30 89
"I Alone"[21][23]  — 6  — 20 48  —
"Lightning Crashes"[21][24]  — 1 13  — 33  —
"All Over You"[21]  — 4  —  — 48  —
"White, Discussion"[21]  — 15  —  —  —  —
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Top 200". Billboard Magazine. May 14, 1994. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Boldman, Gina. "Throwing Copper – Live". AllMusic. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  4. ^ "Live: Throwing Copper". Q (98): 115. November 1994. 
  5. ^ Evans, Paul (August 11, 1994). "Live: Throwing Copper". Rolling Stone: 70. Archived from the original on November 13, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ Moon, Tom (2004). "Live". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 490–91. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  7. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 9780679755746. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 28, 1995). "Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Throwing Copper – Credits" Allmusic
  10. ^ "Pachyderm Recording Studio" pachydermstudio.com
  11. ^ "RIAA (Gold and Platinum)" RIAA
  12. ^ "Live - Throwing Copper, Label:Radioactive (RAR10997) Format: Vinyl, LP, Album" Discogs
  13. ^ "Peter Howson (b. 1958) – Sisters of Mercy" Christie's
  14. ^ "Peter Howson" Barton Laboratory, Dept of Chemistry, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Ultratop entry for Throwing Copper" Ultratop
  16. ^ "RPM – Top Albums/CDs – Volume 61, No. 14, May 08 1995" Archived October 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. RPM Magazine via Library and Archives Canada (retrieved March 1, 2011)
  17. ^ "Chartverfolgung / LIVE / Longplay" Musicline.de
  18. ^ "Throwing Copper > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles" AllMusic
  19. ^ Mayfield, Geoff "Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade > Top Pop Albums of the '90s" Billboard – December 25, 1999 (retrieved October 15, 2010)
  20. ^ "Ultratop entry for Selling the Drama" Ultratop
  21. ^ a b c d e "Throwing Copper > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles" AllMusic
  22. ^ "Chartverfolgung / LIVE / Single " Musicline.de
  23. ^ "Ultratop entry for I Alone" Ultratop
  24. ^ "Ultratop entry for Lightning Crashes" Ultratop