Trailer (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Trailer
Type = Album
Artist = Ash


Released = October, 1994
Recorded = ???
Genre = Alternative rock
Britpop
Length = 37:40
Label = Infectious Records
Producer = Ash, Timothy Russell and Marc Waterman
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=A3ejqoayauijr link]
Last album =
This album = "Trailer"
(1994)
Next album = "1977"
(1996)

"Trailer" is a punk influenced mini-album by the band Ash featuring their first three singles. An expanded edition also includes 4 b-sides. The album was released in October, 1994 through Infectious Records. The band considered it a "trailer" for their future debut album proper, and named it accordingly.

The band recorded this album while still teenagers, and the sleeve art features the legend "Guaranteed Real Teenagers", taken from a porn magazine, to promote this. "Uncle Pat" was featured in a Heineken advert, which helped to raise the profile of the band, both in Ireland and Britain.

The name refers to movie trailers, so as a visual pun, the cover of the album shows a toppled truck trailer.

The 'noise' at the end of the track "Get Out", when reversed, slowed down and the pitch altered, is a low quality demo version of the song "Intense Thing".

An early rare version of this album was released with a bonus John Peel Sessions 7" with the tracks:
1. Silver Surfer
2. Jazz '59

Track listing

#"Season" (Wheeler) – 3:00
#"Jack Names the Planets" - (February 1994) (Wheeler) – 3:10
#"Intense Thing" (Hamilton/McMurray/Wheeler) – 4:34
#"Uncle Pat" – (October 17 1994) (Wheeler) – 3:12
#"Get Out" (Hamilton/Wheeler) – 1:29
#"Petrol" - (August 5 1994) (Hamilton/Wheeler) – 4:24
#"Obscure Thing" (Hamilton/McMurray/Wheeler) – 4:18
#"Hulk Hogan Bubblebath" (Hamilton/McMurray/Wheeler) – 5:05
#"Different Today" (Wheeler) – 2:50
#"Punk Boy" (cover of a song by Helen Love) – 2:05
#"Day of the Triffids" (Wheeler) – 3:33

Tracks 8-11 only appear on the US version of the album. "Different Today" and "Hulk Hogan Bubblebath" appeared on the b-side of "Uncle Pat". "Day of the Triffids" originally appeared as a b-side of "Kung Fu" – (March 20 1995).

Singles

*"Jack Names the Planets" was released in February, 1994 with "Don't Know".
*"Petrol" was released August 15, 1994 with "The Little Pond" and "Things".
*"Uncle Pat" was released October 17, 1994 with "Different Today" and "Hulk Hogan Bubblebath".

Personnel

*Ash - Producer, Sleeve Art
*Rob Cavallo - Mixing
*Mark Hamilton - Bass
*Louise McCormick - Engineer
*Rick "Rock" McMurray - drums
*Timothy Russell - Producer, Mixing
*Smike - Photography
*Marc Waterman - Producer
*Tim Wheeler - Guitar, Vocals
*Oscar Wilde - Dialogue


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