Mouth (Bush song)

"Mouth" is a 1996 song by British band Bush from their second album Razorblade Suitcase. Though its original version was not released as a single, it was remixed by Bush under the pseudonym "The Stingray" for the 1997 remix album Deconstructed and was released as a single on 7 October 1997, due largely in part to it being featured prominently in both the trailer and the 1997 film An American Werewolf in Paris. The Stingray remix was the version that made the song popular and received airplay on radio peaking number 5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.[2]

"Mouth"
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Single by Bush
from the album Razorblade Suitcase (original version) and Deconstructed (The Stingray Mix)
Released7 October 1997 (1997-10-07)
Recorded1996, Sarm Hook End, Berks, England and Abbey Road Studios, London, England (original version)
Platinum Island Studios, New York City and Bush 8-Track, London England (remixed version)
Genre
Length5:46 (original version)
4:32 (remixed/single version)
5:59 (Deconstructed version)
LabelTrauma/Interscope
Songwriter(s)Gavin Rossdale
Producer(s)Steve Albini (original version)
Stingray (remixed version)
Bush singles chronology
"Cold Contagious"
(1997)
"Mouth"
(1997)
"The Chemicals Between Us"
(1999)

DetailsEdit

Patricia Jones of Cryptic Rock opined the original mix of the track to be "one-two punch of classic grunge grit and narcotic rhythms", evoking a "comfortable daze".[1]

Track listingEdit

EU Import :

  1. "Mouth" (The Stingray Remix Edit)
  2. "Mouth" (The Stingray Remix)
  3. "Everything Zen" (Republic Remix)
  4. "Personal Holloway" (Republic Remix)
  5. "Personal Holloway" (Enhanced video)

12" Vinyl :

  1. "Mouth" (The Stingray Remix)
  2. "Synapse" (Philip Steir/ My Ghost in the Bush of Life Mix)
  3. "Everything Zen" (Greg Brimson/ The Lhasa Fever Mix)
  4. "Insect Kin" (Jack Dangers/ Drum and Bees Mix)

Music videoEdit

Directed by John Hillcoat, who also directed the music video for the song "Personal Holloway", the music video for the Stingray Mix served as a tie-in for An American Werewolf in Paris that featured an appearance from Julie Delpy. It mainly shows the band performing at a carnival in the desert while clips from the film intervene.[3]

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1997–98) Peak
position
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[4] 6
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[5] 63
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[6] 5
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[7] 28

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jones, Patricia (13 December 2016). "Bush - A Sharp Impact with Razorblade Suitcase 20 years later". Crypric Rock. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Bush – Chart history – Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  3. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 3402." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Bush Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Bush Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Bush Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 March 2017.