Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby

Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby is the second studio album by the indie rock band Girls Against Boys. It was released in 1993 on Touch and Go Records.[2]

Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 20, 1993 (1993-08-20)
RecordedFebruary 1993 (1993-02)
StudioOz Studios, Baltimore
LabelTouch and Go
ProducerTed Niceley
Girls Against Boys chronology
Tropic of Scorpio
Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby
Sexy Sam

Production edit

Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby was produced by Ted Niceley.

Release edit

Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby was released on August 20, 1993, by record label Touch and Go.

Reception edit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide [4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music     [5]
MusicHound Rock     [6]
NME     [7]     [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide     [8]

In his retrospective review, Ned Raggett of AllMusic wrote, "when Girls Against Boys released Venus Luxure, it was clear that the quartet had really turned into something spectacular. Avoiding the clichés of early-'90s indie rock for its own surly, charismatic edge, Girls Against Boys here kicked out the jams like nobody's business."[3] Trouser Press wrote that "Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby is where all the flailing around starts to gel."[2]

Legacy edit

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[9]

The song "Bulletproof Cupid" is included in the soundtrack of video game Need for Speed: The Run.

Track listing edit

All tracks are written by Girls Against Boys

1."In Like Flynn"4:25
2."Go Be Delighted"3:57
3."Rockets Are Red"5:03
4."Satin Down"5:56
5."Let Me Come Back"3:24
6."Learned It"3:25
7."Get Down"4:32
8."Bulletproof Cupid"4:51
9."Seven Seas"2:55
10."Billy's One Stop"2:59
11."Bug House"4:51

Personnel edit

Adapted from the Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby liner notes.[10]

Release history edit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1993 Touch and Go CD, CS, LP TG117
2009 LP

References edit

  1. ^ a b Schwab, Nick (September 12, 2008). "Girls Against Boys - Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby".
  2. ^ a b Kot, Greg (2007). "Girls Against Boys". Trouser Press. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Girls Against Boys: Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby". Robert Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin, ed. (2006). "Girls Against Boys". Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 3 (4th ed.). MUZE. p. 764. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4.
  6. ^ Ives, Brian (1999). "Girls Against Boys". MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. p. 485 – via Internet Archive.
  7. ^ columnist (September 1993). "Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby". NME: 39.
  8. ^ Brackett, Nathan, ed. (November 2004). "Girls Against Boys". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. p. 332. ISBN 9780743201698.
  9. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  10. ^ Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby (booklet). Girls Against Boys. Chicago, Illinois: Touch and Go Records. 1993.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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