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Uncle Wiggly

Jump Back, Baby

SIDE ONE:

Ded
The Plentitude
Imbeciles
Rat's Rabbits
Godfrey's Cordial
Sweetheart
Francis
Purple Threat


SIDE TWO:

Yr. Hed
Arm
Head Grows
The Tone Scrifter
Spuzzy
Mandible Jackson
Mary's Crayons
Skeeny


(JAPAN ONLY):

Make You Crawl
Son of Snore
Smok (live)
Hold On To the Rail
You Gotta Smile...


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6-panel digipak,
with white tray.

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GAMMA RAYS Lovely 7 inch vinyl 45
AIR MIAMI Fuck You, Tiger 7 inch vinyl 45
Teen-Beat book of numbers discography
Teen-Beat sticker
1996 Teen-Beat Sampler CD compilation album
VERSUS Deep Red 12 inch vinyl album
TEL AVIV Tel Aviv album
THE FEMININE COMPLEX Livin' Love album
AIR MIAMI Pucker 12 inch vinyl single
GAMMA RAYS Dynamite 7 inch vinyl 45
UNCLE WIGGLY Jump Back, Baby vinyl LP album
UNCLE WIGGLY
Jump Back, Baby
vinyl LP
jacket front
UNCLE WIGGLY Jump Back, Baby CD album Japan
UNCLE WIGGLY
Jump Back, Baby
compact disc
Japan edition
UNCLE WIGGLY Jump Back, Baby The Green Slime album
"The Green Slime"
back cover illustration
by Wm. Berger
ca. mid 1970s
UNCLE WIGGLY Jump Back, Baby maze illustration 1
UNCLE WIGGLY
Jump Back, Baby
maze illustration (#1)
UNCLE WIGGLY Jump Back, Baby maze illustration 2
UNCLE WIGGLY
Jump Back, Baby
maze illustration (#2)
UNCLE WIGGLY Jump Back, Baby maze illustration 3
UNCLE WIGGLY
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maze illustration (#3)

DESCRIPTION

The third album from this New York-based band. Their first two albums were released by the Shimmy-Disc label, and their fourth by Dark Beloved Cloud.


LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Michael Anzalone, vocals, bass guitar, guitar, percussion

William Berger, vocals, guitar, keyboard, drum loop

James Kavousi, vocals, guitar, drums


GUEST PLAYERS

Tim Robinson, trumpet on 4 and 13

Ursula Wiskoski, cello on 7


RECORDED BY

James Kavousi,

withGreg Talenfeld,

and Greg Griffin

at Waterworks, New York, New York, USA
on 24 track 2" analogue tape
Fall, 1994 to Spring, 1985


MIXED BY

Michael Anzalone,

William Berger,

and James Kavousi


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Uncle Wiggly
(Marble Moat publishing)


except
"Hold On To the Rail"
written by David & Hamish Kilgour
and originally recorded by The Clean


COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Michael Galinsky


COVER DESIGN

House of Claudia


JAPAN LABEL DESIGN

100 Guitar Mania


DESIGN PRODUCTION

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


PROPS TO

everyone at Purple Light,
Mark Robinson & TEENBEAT for their patience,
table #2 (you know who you are).


SPECIAL MEGA PROPS TO

Jason McFadden and Sean Barry of Fifth Beetle Records, Ontario, for their generous support in the making of this record.


REVIEW

If Galaxie 500 had gotten together in Dunedin, New Zealand, instead of Cambridge, MA, they probably would have sounded something like Uncle Wiggly. This New York City trio's mix of scrappy indie pop, delicate and nearly psychedelic reveries, and tightly-wound instrumentals should, by all logic, be too unfocused and eclectic to really work; but it's these last two elements of the group's sound that makes Uncle Wiggly unique. The choppy "Yr. Hed" sounds like any of a dozen Superchunk-influenced indie bands could have recorded it, while the dreamy "Mary's Crayons" and the twisty loud-soft dynamics and Kiwi-style rush of the centerpiece track, "Purple Threat," are far more substantial and unique. Jump Back, Baby has better production values and a cleaner sound than the lo-fi efforts that preceded it, but the trio's songwriting and performance remain agreeably skewed, making the album an often intriguing mix of styles.

- Stewart Mason, All Music



"A New York institution for a decade, Uncle Wiggly were a spectacularly loose, weird, inventive trio of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters, with one foot planted in psychedelic AM-radio pop and the other in avant-garde and experimental music. This 1996 album leans more toward the former side - it's comprised of 16 terse, relatively orderly tunes, with lots of delicate little riffs; but chewy bits of dissonance, drone and heavy gnarl turn up all over. It's also got some of the spiffiest individual songs by all three members: try Wm. Berger's triumphantly monomaniacal processional 'Rat's Rabbits,' James Kavoussi's fevered Beefheartian singalong 'Imbeciles,' and Michael Anzalone's vindictive, Fall-inspired rocker 'Yr. Hed.'"

- Douglas Wolk, eMusic


ET CETERA

James Kavousi is mistakenly not credited with playing any instruments on the compact disc digipak, but is credited on the Japan edition.

Wm. Berger is a long-time disc jockey at radio station WFMU in New Jersey.

The original catalogue number for this album was Teen-Beat 145.

The "table 2" referenced in the thank-yous, or "props," refers to the table at the Teen-Beat Banquet where Uncle Wiggly were seated.


UNCLE WIGGLY, Michael Anzalone, Wm William Bill Berger, James Kavousi

RELEASE DATE

February 13, 1996


FORMAT

vinyl L.P.
compact disc


LENGTH

L.P./C.D.:
48 minutes, 49 seconds

16 tracks


JAPAN EDITION:
63 minutes, 48 seconds

21 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 185
100 GM-16 (Japan)


ORIGINAL CATALOGUE NUMBER

Teen-Beat 145


DETAILS

VINYL LP

February 13, 1996

1,500 pressed on black vinyl.


JACKET:
Full-colour with semi-gloss finish.


LABELS:
Pea green ink on white paper.


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


CATALOGUE:
1996 Teen-Beat catalogue. 11" x 17", metallic blue ink on white paper.


Manufactured and distributed by
Matador Records, New York, New York.

Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania.


COMPACT DISC

February 13, 1996

2,500 pressed.


PACKAGE:
6-panel full-colour digipak with semi-gloss finish and opaque white tray.


LABEL:
Red and pea green ink ink.


Manufactured and distributed by
Matador Records, New York, New York.

Printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania.


JAPAN COMPACT DISC

April 1, 1996

1,000 pressed?


INSERT:
4-panel full-colour folder and tray card with semi-gloss finish.


JEWEL CASE:
with colourless transparent tray.


LABEL:
Flourescent orange and black ink.


Manufactured and distributed by
100 Guitar Mania, Japan.


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Litmus Nephew
Make You Crawl


ALBUMS

He Went There So Why Don't We Go?
Across the Room and into Your Lap
There Was An Elk
I Got Your Uncle Wiggly Right Here
Non-Stuff
Jump Back, Baby
Farfetchedness


COMPILATIONS

Chemical Imbalance magazine No.7
Wakefield: Volume 1
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
1996 Teenbeat Sampler
Cantilever


ALSO

Original catalogue number; album No.4
Teen-Beat's 10th Anniversary


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SONGS

Arm
Antichrist Fan Club
Asparagus
Asswooligig
Ba Ba Ba
Backyard
Bat
Be Happy
Bean at Large
Be Happy
Behold!
Best Boy
Big Epic
Brot
Bubble Burst
Build Your Own Monster
By E.G.
Can of Worms
Cantilever
Cocky, Nocky & Blern
Crow (As In Eat)
Dairymaid's Lament
Ded
Drug Comm.
Duck Duck Goos
Ecstasy Party
Elephant Fly
Empty Bag
Everything's Pretend
Express
Favorite Movie Theme
Ferry To Oslo
Francis
Frog
Fruit Stand
Glooga Girl
Godfrey's Cordial
Golden Mass
Greek Chorus II
Guadalupe
Gumby's Robots
Hamsters
Having a Swell Time
Head Grows
Heating Pad
Hey Pretty Face!
Hold On To the Rail
Hope So, Hope Soon
Hot Showers?
The House Of Insect Worship
I'm in Love
I'm Told Lies_Felt-Tip Clam
I Can Dance
I Just Want To Be Away
Imbeciles
Irresponsible Pants
Jet Stream
Julie in the Greenhouse
Jupiter
Kakaphonic
The King's Loyal Moustache Clippings
Krinkle Kut
Kurdall
Litmus Nephew
Lt. Ft.
Make You Crawl
Man
Mandible Jackson
Mary's Crayons
Mice W/ Rice
Mindbender
Morphine Ice Cream
My, My, My, How Are You?
Nerve
Nerve
Newscast Machine
Nice
No Longer Farm 342
Nostalgia
Not Brand Ecch
Nylon Shimmer
Oatmeal Goddess
Ol' Pal
Our Little Secret
Oven
Passion Paradise
Peeking Over The Fence
The Plentitude
Pulaski Skyway
Purple Threat
Rat's Rabbits
Senf
Silly Birds
Sitting With Your Friends
Skeeny
Small Factory
Smok
Sneaky Pig
Soaring (Wild Pig With Wings)
Son of Snore
Sound
Spitoon Cleaner
Spuzzy
Stick Up Your Smile
Stupid
Sunny Afternoon in the Forest
Sweetheart
TBA
That Piece of String
There Was an Elk
The Toadstool
The Tone Scrifter
Tongue & Teeth
Toucan
Toy Jam
Tract Home Chippy
Trust
Two Tea Farms And A Pickle Factory
Uptown Pepsi Bar
Vagina Dance
Washboard Toucan
Washing Machine
Weeping Girder
With My
Wundertart
Yeast Garden
You Gotta Smile
Yr. Hed