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Air Miami

Me. Me. Me.

SIDE A:

I Hate Milk
World Cup Fever
Seabird


SIDE B:

Special Angel
Afternoon Train
Dolphin Expressway


SIDE C:

Sweet As A Candy Bar
You Sweet Little Heartbreaker
Neely
Bubble Shield


SIDE D:

The Event Horizon
Definitely Beachy
Reprise


This Is Not Currently Available

AIR MIAMI Airplane Rider Stop Sign 7-inch vinyl 45
AIR MIAMI Fuck You, Tiger 7-inch vinyl 45 CD EP
AIR MIAMI Pucker 12-inch vinyl 45
AIR MIAMI World Cup Fever single EP
AIR MIAMI Fourteen Songs album
AIR MIAMI Sixteen Songs album
AIR MIAMI t-shirt
Bridget Cross / Kathi Wilcox / Doug Bailey Love Will Rule our Party 7-inch vinyl 45
MAYBE IT'S RENO album
UNREST Imperial f.f.r.r. album
AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album double LP
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
double 45 r.p.m. vinyl L.P.
AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album vinyl LP
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
single 33 r.p.m. vinyl L.P.
AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album compact disc Europe
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
compact disc
Europe
AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album compact disc Japan
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
compact disc
Japan
AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album compact disc USA
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
compact disc
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AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album compact disc promotional card USA
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
compact disc
promotional card, front
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AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album compact disc promotional card USA
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
compact disc
promotional card, back
USA
AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album poster
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
poster
AIR MIAMI Me. Me. Me. album advertisment
AIR MIAMI
Me. Me. Me.
advertisement for UK music weeklies
(courtesy Phillipe Jugé)

DESCRIPTION

Their first publicly released studio album.


LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Bridget Cross, vocals, guitar, bass guitar

Mark Robinson, vocals, guitar, bass guitar


GUEST PLAYERS

Guy Fixsen, miscellaneous

Gabriel Stout, drums


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Ivo Watts-Russell


PRODUCED BY

Guy Fixsen


RECORDED BY

Guy Fixsen,

at Criteria, Miami, Florida, USA
on 24 track 2" analogue tape
May, 1995


ASSISTANT ENGINEERS

Mark Dobson,

and Mark Gruber


MIXED BY

Guy Fixsen,

with Bridget Cross,

and Mark Robinson

at First Protocol, London, England
May, 1995


MASTERED

at Masterpiece, London, England
on 24 track 2" analogue tape
May, 1995


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Bridget Cross,

and Mark Robinson


DRUMS PROVIDED BY

Phil Krauth


COVER ILLUSTRATION

"Girl B 1988", by Hideaki Kodama


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica

and Bridget Cross


WORLD CUP FEVER TITLE

Esther Oliver


I HATE MILK MUSIC VIDEO


STARRING

John Cook,

James Noble,

John Rickman,

Mark Robinson,

Gabriel Stout,

and ?


DIRECTED BY

Mark Dobson,

and Mark Gruber

Maryland, USA


EDITED BY

Robert Salsbury

Washington, D.C., USA




THANK YOU

Lauren Feldsher
Mike Fellows,
Fontaine Toups,
Ben Currier,
Alex Hacker,
John Rickman,
Karl Krimelmeyer.


AND THANK YOU

Phil Krauth


REVIEW

"Having a record out on 4AD which looks like it was designed for release on Factory Records is perhaps the ultimate fulfillment of an Anglophile fantasy on Mark Robinson's part, but then again, it's not like he wasn't doing similar things already. As his and Bridget Cross' first major musical project following the end of Unrest, Air Miami isn't too far removed from the earlier band, but definitely concentrates more on a quirky, new wave-ish pop edge, as opposed to rough punk covers of King Crimson or the like, for instance. "I Hate Milk" and "World Cup Fever" become perfect opening tunes for the album as a result, the first pushing things on the frazzled feedback and hyper-keyboards front, the latter being probably one of the few soccer-related sports songs in American music history, at least up through the 20th century. Robinson's clean and bright singing fits snugly with the arrangements, and visions of John Hughes' movie montages suggest themselves as perfect visual accompaniment. Sweetly sung lyrics like "Neely"'s "Hey hey, I'm going to f*ck you up today" help add to the overall off-kilter appeal. Fellow Unrest veteran Cross gets plenty of chances to shine as well, with the jangling "Seabird" and "Afternoon Train," among others, calling to mind more obscure but no less lovely dawn-of-Thatcher combos as the Marine Girls and Young Marble Giants. Drummer Gabriel Stout is a fine successor to Phil Krauth's place with the traps, though given the lack of notable difference between their styles, one wonders exactly what went into Unrest calling it a day. Unsurprisingly, early drum machines provide percussion as well, a sonic signifier that also fits nicely more often than not. Me, Me, Me is a simpler musical pleasure than most, but it's a fine one, and when Robinson and Cross jointly croon "I love you" on "Special Angel," everything feels right."

- Ned Ragget, All Music Guide


ET CETERA

The images of birds in the package were taken from a nature card series from Bridget Cross' personal collection.

The band Lush was recording their final album, "Lovelife," in the next-door studio at First Protocol in London while "Me Me Me" was being mixed by Guy Fixen, Bridget Cross, and Mark Robinson.

Guy Fixsen played a guitar solo on "Dolphin Expressway" that did not make the final album mix.

The album was released in many countries throughout the world.

Phil Krauth's drum set used on this album was also used on Unrest's "Perfect Teeth" album as well as most of the Flin Flon recordings.

While there are 13 songs on the album, the CD packaging skips the number 13, and goes right from 12. to 14. However, there are only 12 tracks on the CD, as the last two songs are part of one track.


AIR MIAMI, Mark Robinson, Bridget Cross

RELEASE DATE

September 12, 1995


FORMAT

double vinyl 12" 45
vinyl L.P.
compact disc
cassette


LENGTH


LP:

36 minutes, 13 seconds

13 tracks (13 songs)


CD:

36 minutes, 13 seconds

12 tracks (13 songs)


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 177

CAD 5011 (4AD UK)

9 46000-2 (4AD/Reprise US)


DETAILS


DOUBLE VINYL 12" GATEFOLD

September 19, 1995

3,500 pressed.


JACKET:
Full-colour semi-gloss gatefold-style with two pockets.


LABELS:
Full-colour.


INNER-SLEEVE:
Standard white paper sleeve with die-cut hole over label diameter.


CATALOGUE:
?


Mastered for vinyl by
Don VanGordon at Executive Mastering, New York, New York, USA?


Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania.


VINYL LP

September 12, 1995


JACKET:
Full-colour reverse-board uncoated jacket.


LABELS:
Full-colour.


INNER-SLEEVE:
Full-colour glossy on heavy-weight stock.

Mastered for vinyl by
Masterpiece, London, England.


Printed and pressed by
?


COMPACT DISC (WORLD)

September 12, 1995


PACKAGE:
12-page full-colour on uncoated stock booklet and tray card.


JEWEL CASE:
with transparent colourless tray.


LABEL:
Blue and white ink.


COMPACT DISC (USA)

September 12, 1995


PACKAGE:
12-page full-colour on gloss stock booklet and tray card.


JEWEL CASE:
with transparent colourless tray.


LABEL:
Blue and white ink.

Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania.


CASSETTE

September 12, 1995


PACKAGE:
8-panel full-colour on gloss stock insert.


CASE:
Transparent colourless case.


SHELL:
Transparent colourless shell with white ink.

Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania.


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Airplane Rider/Stop Sign
Fuck You, Tiger
I Hate Milk Milk
Pucker
World Cup Fever


ALBUMS

Fourteen Songs
Sixteen Songs
Me. Me. Me.


COMPILATIONS

Wakefield: Volume 1
All Virgos Are Mad
Wakefield: Volume 2
Wakefield: Volume 3
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
Facing the Wrong Way
Yeah But...
1996 Teenbeat Sampler
1997 Teenbeat Sampler
Invisible Soundtracks
2002 Teenbeat Sampler
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler


ALSO

Teen-Beat Circus Tour
Air Miami tee-shirt
Teen-Beat 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Teen-Beat Night at O'Carroll's
Teen-Beat 11th Anniversary Celebrations
Teen-Beat Graphica Exhibition


RELATED

Bridget / Kathi / Doug
Clarence
Cotton Candy
Flin Flon
Fred & Ginger
Maybe It's Reno
Mark Robinson
Pigeons
Rites of Spring
Unrest
Velocity Girl
William & Vivian


SONGS

A Special Reprise
Adidas My Ass
Afternoon Train
Afternoon Train (Re-Mix #3)
Afternoon Train Train (Re-Mix #2)
Agent Molder is Here
Airplane Rider
Bubble Shield
Dade County Cops Don't Quit
Dean
Definitely Beachy
Dolphin Expressway
Dolphin Expressway (Re-Mix)
The Event Horizon
Fight Song
Fox Sighting
I Hate Milk
I Hate Milk (Re-Mix)
I Hate Milk Milk (Re-Mix)
Neely
Nevada 2007
Niagra Falls is Frozen
Nicola Six
Pucker
Reprise
Seabird
See-Through Plastic
Special Angel
Stop Sign
Sweet As a Candy Bar
Warm Miami May
World Cup Fever
World Cup Fever (Demolition recording)
World Cup Fever (Guy Fixsen Mix)
World Cup Fever (hollAnd mix)
World Cup Fever (Mac McCaughan Mix)
World Cup Fever (Sun Was Invented to Shine on Skyscrapers Mix)
World Cup Fever (Stephin Merritt Mix)
You Sweet Little Heartbreaker