Turn It Upside Down

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Turn It Upside Down
Spin Doctors - Turn It Upside Down.jpg
Studio album by Spin Doctors
Released June 14, 1994
Recorded March 1994
Studio Clinton Studios, New York City
Genre Funk rock, alternative rock
Length 52:31
Label Epic
Producer Peter Denenberg,
Frankie La Rocka,
Spin Doctors
Spin Doctors chronology
Homebelly Groove...Live
Turn It Upside Down
You've Got to Believe in Something
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Turn It Upside Down is the second studio album and fourth release overall by American rock band Spin Doctors, released in 1994. It is the studio follow up album the hugely successful RIAA 5x Platinum album "Pocket Full of Kryptonite". Though not as commercially or critically successful as their debut album, "Turn It Upside Down" has been certified Platinum in the US and also overseas (collectively). It also yielded 3 minor hit singles "Cleopatra's Cat", "Mary Jane" and "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast" in the UK, with lead single "Cleopatra's Cat" making the top 30 (No.29); "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast" was also a minor US hit, just missing out on the Top 40, peaking at No.42.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Spin Doctors except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Big Fat Funky Booty"   4:15
2. "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast"   3:49
3. "Cleopatra's Cat"   4:04
4. "Hungry Hamed's"   5:11
5. "Biscuit Head"   4:19
6. "Indifference" Schenkman, Linda Kelly 4:23
7. "Bags of Dirt"   4:47
8. "Mary Jane" Barron, Bob Lewis 3:41
9. "More Than Meets the Ear"   3:55
10. "Laraby's Gang" Barron 3:39
11. "At This Hour"   3:53
12. "Someday All This Will Be Road"   4:41
13. "Beasts in the Woods"   4:34
Total length: 52:31


Spin Doctors
Additional musicians
  • Mark Agostino - shaker
  • Andrew Commes - hammond organ
  • Rich Koerner - guitar
  • Art Smith - guitar
  • Producers: Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Spin Doctors
  • Engineer: Peter Denenberg
  • Mixing: Peter Denenberg
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen



Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 28
1994 UK Album Chart 3
1994 Norwegian Album Chart 16


Year Single Mainstream Rock Modern Rock Hot 100 UK
1994 "Cleopatra's Cat" 22 22 84 29
1994 "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast" 8 20 42 66
1994 "Mary Jane" - - - 55