"Blow Up The Outside World" was released as the third single from Down On The Upside in November 1996,
following "Pretty Noose" and "Burden In My Hand". It appeared in the
DOTU-era standard formats: two versions of the compact disc
(one in a box with a poster) and one 7" in Europe, and one compact
disc in Australia. It also appeared as a promo-only disc in
the United States with an "edit" version of the single.
The poster that is included with European disc #2 is an enlarged version of the band photo [JPG: 104,255 bytes] that is found on the cover of the June 1996 issue of RIP magazine. The 7" is on green vinyl, and is a limited, numbered edition of 5000.
The "Blow Up The Oustide World" video was directed by Gerry Casale of Devo; stills and a video clip are available.
The cover art for all versions of the single is drawn from a series of photographs by Catherine Chalmers. These photos were at one point considered for the Down On The Upside cover.
The track lists for the releases are as follows:
EUROPEAN CD #1 AND 7"
EUROPEAN CD #2, AUSTRALIAN CD
RADIO PROMO CD