Underworld ‎– Second Toughest In The Infants

Wax Trax! Records ‎– TVT 7240-2, TVT Records ‎– tvt 7240-2
CD, Album

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1 Juanita / Kiteless / To Dream Of Love 16:36
2 Banstyle / Sappys Curry 15:23
3 Confusion The Waitress 6:47
4 Rowla 6:31
5 Pearls Girl
Engineer – Mike Nielson*
6 Air Towel 7:37
7 Blueski 2:56
8 Stagger 7:37

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Released on Wax Trax! Records, a sub-label of TVT since 1993.
Produced at Lemonworld.
All songs © 1996 Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
℗&© 1996 Wax Trax! Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 16581 72402 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 4R TVT 7240-2 SRC##02
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner Ring Mould [Variant 1]): WEA mfg./CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 4R TVT 7240-2 SRC##02 M1S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, 6): 4R TVT 7240-2 SRC##02 M1S8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 4R TVT 7240-2 SRC##02 *M2S5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 4R TVT 7240-2 SRC##02 M1S7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2V2V
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U6C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 2V1K
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPU 2U4D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPU 2U3L

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
jbocd4 Underworld Second Toughest In The Infants(CD, Album) Junior Boy's Own jbocd4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
JBO1002002 Underworld Second Toughest In The Infants(CD, Album, RE) JBO JBO1002002 Australia & New Zealand 1998 Sell This Version
JBO1002002 Underworld Second Toughest In The Infants(CD, Album, RE) Junior Boy's Own JBO1002002 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
743 213 4509 4 Underworld Second Toughest In The Infants(Cass, Album) Logic Records 743 213 4509 4 Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version
uwr00053 Underworld Second Toughest In The Infants(CD, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music Catalogue uwr00053 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version


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June 21, 2014
edited about 1 year ago

EDIT (2019): I recently relistened to a lot of this album and.... jeez.

It's like they bombarded you with their best tracks and hid their other banger amongst forgettable filler beginning with "Confusion the Waitress". "Rowla" is the worst offense; the track is ridiculously boring with barely anything happening or changing, and to make it worse, they had the audacity to put the far superior version as a B-side on Pearl's Girl. What the hell?

Take the opener, its successor "Banstyle", and "Pearl's Girl", forget about the others. Get Pearl's Girl instead.

I'm leaving the original below for posterity's sake, but keep in mind my musical tastes weren't quite critical yet. If anything, I was merely parroting what I had heard already.


"I've already done a review of the excellent "Pearl's Girl" and its CD single, but some other great tracks include the first two tracks, "Juanita/Kiteless/To Dream of Love" and "Banstyle/Sappys Curry". They're over 15 minutes long each, but they're worth listening to all the way through. More highlights include "Rowla", "Blueski", and "Stagger" (interestingly, the latter is considered to be one of Rick Smith's favorite pieces that he's ever done under the Underworld name, despite being in a rather bad mood during production).

One of Underworld's finest albums."


February 6, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
Don't you understand this album because you're so into electro-house music that people play in this days? Dance it.