Come Pick Me Up

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Come Pick Me Up
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Studio album by Superchunk
Released August 10, 1999
Recorded March 1999
Studio Electrical Audio in Chicago
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:26
Label Merge
Producer Jim O'Rourke, Superchunk
Superchunk chronology
Indoor Living
(1997)Indoor Living1997
Come Pick Me Up
(1999)
Here's to Shutting Up
(2001)Here's to Shutting Up2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5[2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
NME 7/10[4]
Pitchfork 7.7/10[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[7]

Come Pick Me Up is the seventh studio album by American indie rock band Superchunk, released in 1999. It is marked by the presence of co-producer Jim O'Rourke, a well-known figure in underground circles. Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster said that O'Rourke was selected because the band wanted someone "coming from a different head-space."[8] O'Rourke helped the band decorate the album with string and horn touches that were not typical of their guitar-based sound. One of the horn players who appeared on the album is another well-known figure in underground circles, Shellac's Bob Weston.

The title of the album is taken from a line in "Hello Hawk," the album's first single.

Bass player Laura Ballance did the cover painting.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "So Convinced" – 1:59
  2. "Hello Hawk" – 4:03
  3. "Cursed Mirror" – 3:04
  4. "1000 Pounds" – 3:09
  5. "Good Dreams" – 3:01
  6. "Low Branches" – 2:08
  7. "Pink Clouds" – 3:22
  8. "Smarter Hearts" – 4:25
  9. "Honey Bee" – 3:40
  10. "June Showers" – 3:50
  11. "Pulled Muscle" – 3:10
  12. "Tiny Bombs" – 4:55
  13. "You Can Always Count on Me (In the Worst Way)" – 2:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Claire Ashby – Photography
  • Laura Ballance – Bass, Vocals, Producer, Cover Painting
  • Jeb Bishop – Trombone
  • Rob Bochnik – Assistant Engineer
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm – Cello
  • Chris Manfrin – Handclapping
  • Mac McCaughan – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer
  • Jim O'Rourke – Guitar, Recorder, Vocals, Producer, Mixing
  • John O'Rourke – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Suzanne Roberts – Violin
  • Ken Vandermark – Saxophone
  • Bob Weston – Trumpet
  • Jim Wilbur – Guitar, Vocals, Producer
  • Jon Wurster – Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Come Pick Me Up – Superchunk". AllMusic. Retrieved July 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up". Alternative Press (135): 107. October 1999. 
  3. ^ Cox, Tom (August 13, 1999). "Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up (Matador)". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Munro, Ronan (August 11, 1999). "Superchunk – Come Pick Me Up". NME. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  5. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (August 10, 1999). "Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  6. ^ Wolk, Douglas (September 2, 1999). "Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ Wolk, Douglas (2004). "Superchunk". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 795–96. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  8. ^ "Yahoo Music". ca.music.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 23 May 2017.