Turn It Upside Down

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Turn It Upside Down
Spin Doctors - Turn It Upside Down.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 14, 1994
RecordedMarch 1994
StudioClinton Studios, New York City
GenreFunk rock, alternative rock
Length52:31
LabelEpic
ProducerPeter Denenberg,
Frankie La Rocka,
Spin Doctors
Spin Doctors chronology
Homebelly Groove...Live
(1992)
Turn It Upside Down
(1994)
You've Got to Believe in Something
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 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.TitleWriter(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 Kelly4:23
7."Bags of Dirt" 4:47
8."Mary Jane"Barron, Bob Lewis3:41
9."More Than Meets the Ear" 3:55
10."Laraby's Gang"Barron3:39
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

Personnel[edit]

Spin Doctors
  • Chris Barron - lead vocals, acoustic guitar on "Mary Jane"
  • Eric Schenkman - guitar, lead vocals on "Indifference", backing vocals on "Bags of Dirt", piano on "More Than Meets the Ear"
  • Mark White - bass
  • Aaron Comess - drums, clavinet on "Big Fat Funky Booty", piano on "Mary Jane", organ on "Laraby's Gang"
Additional musicians
  • Andrew Comess - organ on "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast" and "Mary Jane"
Production
  • Producers: Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Spin Doctors
  • Engineer: Peter Denenberg
  • Mixing: Peter Denenberg
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen

Charts[edit]

Album

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

Singles

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

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