Going Blank Again

Versions

1992

Released:
9 March 1992
Formats:
CDLPCassette
Label:
Creation (UK), Sire (ROW)
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Going Blank Again

The recording of what was to become Going Blank Again started soon after the Today Forever EP had reached the Top 20 in the UK charts with sessions at Black Barn Studios in Ripley, Surrey with Matt Oliver engineering.

This first session was in May 1991 following a 7-week US tour (co-headlining with Lush) and before a second visit to Japan and debut dates in Australia (June/July 1991). In the middle of the recording session, the band played a couple of outdoor shows supporting Pixies (Lille and Crystal Palace) where Chrome Waves and Leave Them All Behind (still titled B-song) were played live for the first time. In fact the band opened their Crystal Palace set with this unheard and untried track in front of 20,000 people.

The band returned to Black Barn in September 1991 and then moved on to Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Oxfordshire with Alan Moulder at the controls in October and November. The album was then mixed at The Church in Crouch End, London in December and January.

In total 26 tracks were shortlisted for the recording sessions (although not all were completed) with 15 being selected for the “final” tracklisting”. But at the mastering studio the band had a change of heart and decided that the album was way too long. A couple of tracks were edited down and used as the intro to other tracks (King Bullshit for Time Machine and Motorway Madness for OX4) whilst 3 others were dropped completely (Tongue Tied, Blue, Everybody Knows). However these three did finally see the light of day (along with King Bullshit) on the Firing Blanks CD that was part of the OX4_The Best Of 3xCD Box Set released on Ignition in 2001. This compilation also featured a couple of other tracks recorded during these sessions – namely BarneyS and Xmas Song

A further 5 tracks (Chrome Waves [electric], Grasshopper, Going Blank Again, Howard Hughes, Stampede) were completed and released across the Leave Them All Behind and Twisterella EPs during 1992.

The cover artwork is a painting by Christopher Gunson which he reworked especially for the album and he also created the tracklisting artwork on the back cover.

Tracklisting

  1. Leave Them All Behind › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  2. Twisterella › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  3. Not Fazed › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  4. Chrome Waves › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  5. Mouse Trap › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  6. Time of Her Time › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  7. Cool Your Boots › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  8. Making Judy Smile › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  9. Time Machine › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  10. OX4 › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›

Details

The vinyl release was a double LP with a 45rpm playing speed for better sound quality.

Going Blank Again

Versions

2001

Released:
24 September 2001
Formats:
CD
Label:
Ignition Records
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Going Blank Again

The recording of what was to become Going Blank Again started soon after the Today Forever EP had reached the Top 20 in the UK charts with sessions at Black Barn Studios in Ripley, Surrey with Matt Oliver engineering.

This first session was in May 1991 following a 7-week US tour (co-headlining with Lush) and before a second visit to Japan and debut dates in Australia (June/July 1991). In the middle of the recording session, the band played a couple of outdoor shows supporting Pixies (Lille and Crystal Palace) where Chrome Waves and Leave Them All Behind (still titled B-song) were played live for the first time. In fact the band opened their Crystal Palace set with this unheard and untried track in front of 20,000 people.

The band returned to Black Barn in September 1991 and then moved on to Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Oxfordshire with Alan Moulder at the controls in October and November. The album was then mixed at The Church in Crouch End, London in December and January.

In total 26 tracks were shortlisted for the recording sessions (although not all were completed) with 15 being selected for the “final” tracklisting”. But at the mastering studio the band had a change of heart and decided that the album was way too long. A couple of tracks were edited down and used as the intro to other tracks (King Bullshit for Time Machine and Motorway Madness for OX4) whilst 3 others were dropped completely (Tongue Tied, Blue, Everybody Knows). However these three did finally see the light of day (along with King Bullshit) on the Firing Blanks CD that was part of the OX4_The Best Of 3xCD Box Set released on Ignition in 2001. This compilation also featured a couple of other tracks recorded during these sessions – namely BarneyS and Xmas Song

A further 5 tracks (Chrome Waves [electric], Grasshopper, Going Blank Again, Howard Hughes, Stampede) were completed and released across the Leave Them All Behind and Twisterella EPs during 1992.

The cover artwork is a painting by Christopher Gunson which he reworked especially for the album and he also created the tracklisting artwork on the back cover.

Tracklisting

  1. Leave Them All Behind › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  2. Twisterella › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  3. Not Fazed › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  4. Chrome Waves › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  5. Mouse Trap › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  6. Time of Her Time › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  7. Cool Your Boots › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  8. Making Judy Smile › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  9. Time Machine › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  10. OX4 › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  11. Going Blank Again › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  12. Howard Hughes › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  13. Stampede › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  14. Grasshopper › Listen to track › Purchase track ›

Details

4 tracks from the Leave Them All Behind (Grasshopper) and Twisterella (Going Blank Again, Howard Hughes, Stampede) EPs were added to this UK reissue. All 14 tracks were remastered from the original 1/2″ mixes by Nick Webb at Abbey Road, London.

Going Blank Again

Versions

2012

Released:
4 June 2012
Formats:
CDDigital
Label:
RideMusic
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Going Blank Again

The recording of what was to become Going Blank Again started soon after the Today Forever EP had reached the Top 20 in the UK charts with sessions at Black Barn Studios in Ripley, Surrey with Matt Oliver engineering.

This first session was in May 1991 following a 7-week US tour (co-headlining with Lush) and before a second visit to Japan and debut dates in Australia (June/July 1991). In the middle of the recording session, the band played a couple of outdoor shows supporting Pixies (Lille and Crystal Palace) where Chrome Waves and Leave Them All Behind (still titled B-song) were played live for the first time. In fact the band opened their Crystal Palace set with this unheard and untried track in front of 20,000 people.

The band returned to Black Barn in September 1991 and then moved on to Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Oxfordshire with Alan Moulder at the controls in October and November. The album was then mixed at The Church in Crouch End, London in December and January.

In total 26 tracks were shortlisted for the recording sessions (although not all were completed) with 15 being selected for the “final” tracklisting”. But at the mastering studio the band had a change of heart and decided that the album was way too long. A couple of tracks were edited down and used as the intro to other tracks (King Bullshit for Time Machine and Motorway Madness for OX4) whilst 3 others were dropped completely (Tongue Tied, Blue, Everybody Knows). However these three did finally see the light of day (along with King Bullshit) on the Firing Blanks CD that was part of the OX4_The Best Of 3xCD Box Set released on Ignition in 2001. This compilation also featured a couple of other tracks recorded during these sessions – namely BarneyS and Xmas Song

A further 5 tracks (Chrome Waves [electric], Grasshopper, Going Blank Again, Howard Hughes, Stampede) were completed and released across the Leave Them All Behind and Twisterella EPs during 1992.

The cover artwork is a painting by Christopher Gunson which he reworked especially for the album and he also created the tracklisting artwork on the back cover.

Tracklisting

  1. Leave Them All Behind › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  2. Twisterella › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  3. Not Fazed › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  4. Chrome Waves › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  5. Mouse Trap › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  6. Time of Her Time › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  7. Cool Your Boots › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  8. Making Judy Smile › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  9. Time Machine › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  10. OX4 › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  11. Going Blank Again › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  12. Howard Hughes › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  13. Stampede › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  14. Grasshopper › Listen to track › Purchase track ›

Details

Reissued on CD on the band’s own label with the same tracklisting as the Ignition 2001 release. Packaged in a cardboard slipcase with revised artwork using the original images and photos.

Also in 2012, the original 10-track album was released on vinyl (2xLP) for the first time in North America through Obscure Alternatives in 2012. Available from In Sound, Sound Stage Direct, Music Direct and other stores in the USA and Canada.

Going Blank Again

Versions

GBA20

Released:
6 August 2012
Formats:
2CD
Label:
RideMusic
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Going Blank Again

The recording of what was to become Going Blank Again started soon after the Today Forever EP had reached the Top 20 in the UK charts with sessions at Black Barn Studios in Ripley, Surrey with Matt Oliver engineering.

This first session was in May 1991 following a 7-week US tour (co-headlining with Lush) and before a second visit to Japan and debut dates in Australia (June/July 1991). In the middle of the recording session, the band played a couple of outdoor shows supporting Pixies (Lille and Crystal Palace) where Chrome Waves and Leave Them All Behind (still titled B-song) were played live for the first time. In fact the band opened their Crystal Palace set with this unheard and untried track in front of 20,000 people.

The band returned to Black Barn in September 1991 and then moved on to Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Oxfordshire with Alan Moulder at the controls in October and November. The album was then mixed at The Church in Crouch End, London in December and January.

In total 26 tracks were shortlisted for the recording sessions (although not all were completed) with 15 being selected for the “final” tracklisting”. But at the mastering studio the band had a change of heart and decided that the album was way too long. A couple of tracks were edited down and used as the intro to other tracks (King Bullshit for Time Machine and Motorway Madness for OX4) whilst 3 others were dropped completely (Tongue Tied, Blue, Everybody Knows). However these three did finally see the light of day (along with King Bullshit) on the Firing Blanks CD that was part of the OX4_The Best Of 3xCD Box Set released on Ignition in 2001. This compilation also featured a couple of other tracks recorded during these sessions – namely BarneyS and Xmas Song

A further 5 tracks (Chrome Waves [electric], Grasshopper, Going Blank Again, Howard Hughes, Stampede) were completed and released across the Leave Them All Behind and Twisterella EPs during 1992.

The cover artwork is a painting by Christopher Gunson which he reworked especially for the album and he also created the tracklisting artwork on the back cover.

Tracklisting

  1. Leave Them All Behind › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  2. Twisterella › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  3. Not Fazed › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  4. Chrome Waves › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  5. Mouse Trap › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  6. Time of Her Time › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  7. Cool Your Boots › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  8. Making Judy Smile › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  9. Time Machine › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  10. OX4 › Watch video › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  11. Going Blank Again › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  12. Howard Hughes › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  13. Stampede › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  14. Grasshopper › Listen to track › Purchase track ›
  1. Leave Them All Behind (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  2. Taste (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  3. Not Fazed (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  4. Unfamiliar (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  5. Like A Daydream (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  6. OX4 (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  7. Perfect Time (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  8. Twisterella (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  9. Drive Blind (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  10. Making Judy Smile (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  11. Nowhere (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  12. Vapour Trail (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  13. Chrome Waves (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  14. Mouse Trap (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  15. Dreams Burn Down (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  16. Time Of Her Time (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›
  17. Chelsea Girl (Brixton) › Watch video › Purchase track ›

Details

This is the 20th anniversary CD+DVD edition of Going Blank Again released through the band’s own label (RideMusic) with the cover image printed on a canvas hardback cover and a 36-page booklet containing many previously-unseen photos and images. The CD is the expanded 15-track version of Going Blank Again (as per the 2001 UK Ignition Records release). The DVD is the full live set from the band’s show at Brixton Academy on 27th March 1992.  This was originally released worldwide in May 1992 on VHS (and Laserdisc in Japan) but has long since been unavailable.  The 2″ master tapes were mixed in February 2012 by Catherine Marks and John Caitlin at Alan Moulder’s Assault & Battery studios in London and mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering, Bristol. The video footage was transferred from digital masters found in Warners’ storage facility in Tokyo.

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