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Xtra-Acme USA is the US follow up to the album Acme by the group Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. It is a collection of B-sides and remixes of songs originally appearing on the main album. This release differs slightly from the UK version called Acme Plus. Two tracks from Xtra-Acme USA are not included in Acme Plus ("Lovin' Machine (Automator)" and "Calvin (Zebra Ranch)"), however the same is true for the Acme Plus album. Two of the tracks contained on it ("Right Place, Wrong Time" and "I Wanna Make it All Right (Zebra Ranch)") are not on the track listing of Xtra-Acme USA.[3]

Xtra-Acme USA
Xtra-Acme USA.jpg
Studio album by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Released September 14, 1999
Genre Punk blues
Length 73:58
Label Matador Records
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion chronology
Acme
(1998)Acme1998
Xtra-Acme USA
(1999)
Plastic Fang
(1999)Plastic Fang1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10) [2]

Contents

ArtworkEdit

The album cover features actress Winona Ryder, who starred in the music video for "Talk About The Blues", which appeared in the band's sixth studio album ACME.[4][5][6]

Track listingsEdit

Xtra-Acme USAEdit

  1. "Wait a Minute" - 3:48
  2. "Get Down Lover" - 3:47
  3. "Confused" - 3:04
  4. "Magical Colors (31 Flavors)" - 4:09
  5. "Not Yet" - 4:08
  6. "Get Old" - 1:46
  7. "Bacon" - 3:32
  8. "Blue Green Olga [Remix]" - 4:30
  9. "Heavy [Remix]" - 3:13
  10. "Lap Dance" - 3:26
  11. "Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again" - 5:06
  12. "Soul Trance" - 4:28
  13. "Electricity" - 2:30
  14. "New Year" - 2:58
  15. "Lovin' Machine (Automator)" - 3:39
  16. "Chowder" - 3:16
  17. "T.A.T.B. [For the Saints and the Sinners Remix]" - 7:29
  18. "Hell" - 3:25
  19. "Calvin (Zebra Ranch)" - 4:08
  20. [Unlisted Track/Radio Advert for Acme] - 1:36

Acme PlusEdit

  1. "Wait a Minute" - 3:48
  2. "Get Down Lover" - 3:47
  3. "Confused" - 3:04
  4. "Magical Colors (31 Flavors)" - 4:09
  5. "Not Yet" - 4:08
  6. "Get Old" - 1:46
  7. "Bacon" - 3:32
  8. "Blue Green Olga [Remix]" - 4:30
  9. "Heavy [Remix]" - 3:13
  10. "Lap Dance" - 3:26
  11. "Right Place, Wrong Time" - 3:41
  12. "Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again" - 5:06
  13. "Soul Trance" - 4:28
  14. "Electricity" - 2:30
  15. "New Year" - 2:58
  16. "Chowder" - 3:16
  17. "T.A.T.B. [For the Saints and the Sinners Remix]" - 7:29
  18. "Hell" - 3:25
  19. "I Wanna Make it All Right (Zebra Ranch)" - 3:50
  20. [Unlisted Track/Radio Advert for Acme] - 1:36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Xtra-Acme USA at AllMusic
  2. ^ Review at Pitchfork Media[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ [1] Archived June 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Winona Ryder Takes Over Reigns Of Blues Explosion For New Video". MTV.Com. October 12, 1998. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Talk About The Blues". YouTube. January 7, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion: My Life in 10 Songs". RollingStone.Com. March 23, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.