Red Snapper ‎– Making Bones

Warp Records ‎– WARPCD56
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Sleepless
Vocals, Lyrics By – MC Det
2 Crease 6:19
3 Image Of You
Cello – Nadia LanmanLyrics By – Emma ShackletonViola – Brian WrightViolin – Jacqueline NorrieVocals – Alison David
4 Bogeyman
Trombone – Jez Friend
5 The Tunnel 5:23
6 Like A Moving Truck
Vocals, Lyrics By – MC Det
7 Spitalfields 6:59
8 Seeing Red
Lyrics By – Emma ShackletonVocals – Alison David
9 Suckerpunch
Vocals, Lyrics By – MC Det
10 4 Dead Monks 5:16



Dedicated to the memory of Mary Thair and Alex Hibbert.
Additional production and mixing at Milo, London. Cut at The Townhouse.

Thanks to the live people: Noddy Holder, Julian Biss, Barry Doughty, Jake Williams, Martin Pyle, Annis and Ed Harrison(Radge Vision), Izzy and Spencer (Lazy Eye), Maria and David ITB, Halcyon Management: Chris Butler at White Noise.

Warp Music / EMI Music / Copyright Control.
[p] 1998 WARP Records Ltd [c] 1998 WARP Records Ltd.
Made in England.

Issued in a standard jewel case with eight-page fold-out booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603056121
  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 056121
  • Label Code: LC 2070
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WARPCD56 Mastered by DOCDATA
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LA31
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 95402 WARPCD56 1:1:1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): none

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP LP 56 Red Snapper Making Bones(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARP LP 56 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 46252 2 1 Red Snapper Making Bones(CD, Album) Source, Virgin 7243 8 46252 2 1 France 1998 Sell This Version
OLE 356-2 Red Snapper Making Bones(CD, Album) Matador OLE 356-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
WARPCD56 Red Snapper Making Bones(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARPCD56 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
OLE 356-2P Red Snapper Making Bones(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 356-2P US 1999 Sell This Version


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May 25, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

This is a very important release I think. I have both the CD and the vinyl, which is:-

The tracks on both the CD and the vinyl release are exactly the same. I first heard of Red Snapper back in 98' after hearing Suckerpunch. I had heard a lot of MC Det before, and along with GQ I always rated him as the best MC to pick up a mike. That said, I was very interested in hearing how top drawer MCing and a tight band would sound together....In a word? Awesome. This is a great album. Well produced, with talented musicians, a great MC and strong vocals. All in all, a great fusion of Jazz and D & B elements as well as a downtempo Trip Hop sort of vibe. Coupled with great song writing, the album has a feel almost reminiscent of what Bryan Gee and JJF were doing were doing with Roni Size on V Recordings in the mid 90's. There are more modern elements though, with an almost Metalheadz quality to them. I would like to hear Rob, Goldie and Dom remix this entire album. I think if that ever happened, we would all be in for one hell of a ride. Ten out of ten. Buy this album, you won't regret it.


August 14, 2002

Have to agree with you there phagor237 - funky and dark at the same time and the trax with det are definitely the standout trax here, but I personally think like a moving truck is the best trak on this album - det rips it up on this one.


April 30, 2002

Still as funky, but this one is also dark as f---. The 3 collaborations with MC Det are awesome, especially Suckerpunch -- some really menacing jazz riffs, if you'd credit it. The instrumental tracks are still excellent, but they kind of blur into one.