Spill the Beans

Spill The Beans
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EP by The Bats
Released 1994
Recorded August 25-26, 1993, Duck-Kee Studios, Raleigh, NC
February 1994, Nightshift Studios, Christchurch
Genre Dunedin Sound, Indie pop, Alternative rock
Length 17:29 (CD)
Label Flying Nun Records FN291, FNCD291
Producer The Bats
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Spill the Beans is an EP released in 1994 by New Zealand band The Bats.

The EP was released in two versions - a 3-track 7" and a 5-track CD. The 7" included a live version of "Sir Queen", from their 1987 album, Daddy's Highway, which was recorded live-to-air on WFMU, East Orange, New Jersey in July 1993.[1]

Unusually, band members Paul Kean and Kaye Woodward swapped roles for two of the tracks, Kean playing guitar and Woodward bass on "Spill The Beans" and "Give In To The Sands".[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by The Bats/Robert Scott.

7" Vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Under The Law" 4:34
2. "Spill The Beans" 2:38
3. "Sir Queen (Live)"  
No. Title Length
1. "Under The Law" 4:34
2. "Spill The Beans" 2:38
3. "Empty Head" 4:09
4. "Make It Clear" 3:18
5. "Give In To The Sands" 2:47


  • Malcolm Grant - drums
  • Paul Kean - bass, vocals
  • Robert Scott - guitar, lead vocals
  • Kaye Woodward - guitar, vocals

Also credited:

  • Mac McCaughan - wah guitar ("Empty Head")[3]
  • Brad Morrison - engineer ("Sir Queen (Live)")
  • Arnie Van Bussel - engineer ("Under the Law")[1]