Nitzer Ebb ‎– Big Hit

Mute ‎– cdstumm118
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Cherry Blossom 5:30
2 Hear Me Say 4:06
3 Kick It
Guitar [Additional] – Dr. KnowMixed By – David Bianco
4 I Thought 5:16
5 Floodwater 3:35
6 Border Talk
Producer – Al Clay*
7 In Decline 5:36
8 Living Out Of A Bag 5:38
9 Boy 4:17
10 Our Own World 5:36

Companies, etc.


  • Bass, Programmed By, Vocals, Guitar [Additional], Percussion [Additional]Bon Harris
  • Drums, Percussion, Programmed By [Additional]Jason Payne
  • ProducerFlood (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)
  • Programmed By, Guitar [Additional]Flood
  • Vocals, Guitar, Programmed By [Additional]Douglas McCarthy


Catalogue number written as "stumm118", text written with small capitals.
The CD booklet opens out, to create a lyric/credit sheet with "thank you" and recording locations.
Produced by Flood for 140db except "Border Talk" produced by Al Clay for John Reid, Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy.
Dr. Know appears courtesy of Maverick Recording Company.
All tracks mixed at Worldwide, London, UK except "Kick It" mixed at Larabee North Studios, Universal Studio CA.
℗1995 Mute Records Limited.
©1995 Mute Records Limited.

Recording locations.
Work on "Big Hit" took place at:
Bon's place, London, Uk August to September 1992
Nomis, London, Uk September to October 1992
("Border Talk")
Mindfuck, Chicago, Il. October to December 1992
The Clubhouse, Burbank, Ca. January to March 1993
("Our Own World", "Boy", "Border Talk")
Our place, Sherman Oaks, Ca. March to June 1993
Steve's place, Lake Tahoe, Nv. September to November 1993
("Our Own World", "Boy", "Cherry Blossom", "Hear Me Say", "I Thought")
Worldwide, London, Uk. November to December 1993
("Our Own World", "Boy", "Living Out Of A Bag", "Cherry Blossom", "Hear Me Say", "Kick It", "I Thought", "Floodwater")
Trident 2, London, Uk. February to March 1994
("Our Own World", "Boy", "Living Out Of A Bag", "In Decline", "Floodwater", "I Thought", "Kick It", "Hear Me Say", "Cherry Blossom")

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016025 611188
  • Matrix / Runout: MASTERED BY NIMBUS B5972 CDSTUMM 118 1:1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI 2308

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
stumm118 Nitzer Ebb Big Hit(LP, Album) Mute stumm118 UK 1995 Sell This Version
STUMM118 Nitzer Ebb Big Hit(Cass, Album, Promo) Mute STUMM118 UK 1995 Sell This Version
C STUMM 118 Nitzer Ebb Big Hit(Cass, Album) Mute C STUMM 118 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Nitzer Ebb Big Hit(Cass, Album, Promo) Mute none France 1995 Sell This Version
PCCY-00728 Nitzer Ebb Big Hit(CD, Album) Mute PCCY-00728 Japan 1995 Sell This Version



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January 31, 2003

Of all electronic-body enterpreneurs of the early 80s onwards (mostly the likes of early Die Krupps or Front 242), Nitzer Ebb catalysed DAF and similar trademarks most effectively. As the decade progressed so did Nitzer Ebb. From more dance-orientated pieces, and of course it's everyone's favourites 'Join in the Chant' or 'Let Your Body Learn' to name a few, the duo of Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris proved a strong force continuing their progress. After predominantly electronic albums, 'Big Hit' gave it all a final switch to guitar-based songs, at times spiced up with grunge-influences, Pearl Jam or Alice in Chains alike. It might be a certain drop in Nitzer Ebb's fortunes but in terms of their musical maturity, 'Big Hit' turned out a satisfying affair to win the duo's devoted fans on a new level, as well as introducing themselves to a whole new generation. Unfortunately (or maybe not, regarding today music's tiring indie-cliches), Nitzer Ebb split up and experienced other areas of independent music business ever after, with varying degrees of success. But the 'Big Hit' still remains a strong feel. Enough to fill in the gap for the last eight years...