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Super-Mix

Album by Hop-Scotch

Type studio album
Released April 12, 1996
Recorded April 1995 - January 1996 at Studio HS in Ferguson Beach Village and Feburary 1996 at Master Control in Burbank
Genre post-punk, new wave, alternative rock, industrial dance
Label Interscope
Producer Bertha Michelle Stravinsky

Super-Mix is the eleventh studio album by Hop-Scotch. Recorded from April 1995 to January 1996 at Studio HS in Ferguson Beach Village with additional songs recorded in Feburary 1996 at Master Control in Burbank, the album was their biggest effort to date, being a 5-disc boxset.

The first disc is a greatest hits compilation, the other discs comprise new material written and produced by the members of Hop-Scotch and collaborators.

The album was released as a quadruple gold CD boxset, a quadruple cassette boxset, and a quadruple vinyl boxset.

Track listing Edit

DISC 1: The Story So Far

No. Title Length
1. "Go Forth!"   3:22
2. "The Great Pretenders"   2:44
3. "People Like Me"   4:15
4. "The Great Pretenders (Reprise)"   0:34
5. "My Bathroom"   4:07
6. "Nebula Staircase"   2:29
7. "The Ballad of Nothing At All"   6:17
8. "Moonrise On Skepticon"   3:08
9. "Waveless/No Wave"   6:07
10. "56 Miles North of Pluto"   3:12
11. "Let The Idiot Dance"   4:40
12. "Quiche Lorraine" (The B-52's cover, B-side to the My Bathroom single) 3:58
13. "Never Going to Change Like That"   2:29
14. "1976"   0:55
15. "When The Storm Comes"   6:10
Total length:
54:27

DISC 2: Love/Hate

This disc had a concept behind it: it was designed as a 'bipolar' (according to Jackson Doe) album, with tracks 1-6 (and side one on vinyl), representing 'love' and generally being lighter, dream-pop influenced tracks, whereas tracks 7-12 (and side two on vinyl) represent 'hate' and are heavier, faster-paced punk songs.

No. Title Length
1. "Dreaming Of A Human"   2:44
2. "Across My Shoulder"   3:13
3. "Another Or Myself"   3:55
4. "How Do I Manage"   2:50
5. "Brotherly"   2:16
6. "In The Hereafter"   5:44
7. "Shut Him Up"   3:28
8. "He Can't Dance"   4:09
9. "Bad Competition"   3:13
10. "Flesh-Eating"   6:00
11. "Movin' Away"   3:39
12. "Hate Is Supreme"   4:42
Total length:
45:57

DISC 3: Cycle of Life

This disc is also conceptual, reflecting topics such as birth, death, social class division, and the cyclical nature of everything. The tracks on it are mostly long and movement-based. According to the members of the band, it was inspired by Pink Floyd's earlier work.

No. Title Length
1. "It Goes Through"   3:02
2. "The Forest of Life"   6:55
3. "Memories/All Gone"   12:44
4. "So Fast"   5:03
5. "Holding On To Thin Air"   6:20
6. "Endgame"   4:27
7. "Reached The End"   11:05
8. "Before We Leave"   2:19
9. "Rebirth"   8:57
Total length:
60:52

DISC 4: Evolution

A selection of original works, based on their styles over the years. There are 11 tracks to represent every album they recorded, including this one.

No. Title Length
1. "Lost And Not Found"   3:11
2. "Causticism"   2:55
3. "Working Downtown"   4:00
4. "A Helpful Kind of Thing"   3:26
5. "Never Stop"   3:08
6. "Junk Patrol"   2:20
7. "Grandierra"   6:00
8. "Air Transport"   3:14
9. "Skewed Logic"   2:47
10. "Evolution"   5:02
11. "After All"   16:41
Total length:
52:44

DISC 5: Flour Power

This disc talks about the band members and their personalities.

No. Title Length
1. "Agitated" (Devo cover) 3:53
2. "Frenchman"   1:23
3. "Lovers"   1:28
4. "Bomb A Target"   5:26
5. "Am Yisroel Chai" (This song gets it's name from a slogan painted on a Soviet airliner by JDL members in 1969) 2:45
6. "Epic"   1:20
7. "Revenge"   4:01
8. "Potato Robot"   1:15
9. "Then"   1:45
10. "Lawyers"   2:08
11. "Chicken Coop Boogie"   6:41