Finally Back on Black Vinyl After 20+ Years!
The second of the band’s eponymous albums of 1993 and with a bridge on the cover
to give it its unofficial title, this set was shorter, collecting eight more
tracks from the studio sessions the band embarked on upon signing to 4AD.
Holding back signature classics like ‘Evil,’ ‘Uncle Joe,’ and ‘Blindfold’ for
this record, it’s arguably the most experimental and darkest of their 4AD
releases, reflecting the winter month it was released in. It’s also notable for
containing the first “Kozeleked” cover versions, with ‘I Am A Rock’ and the
’Star Spangled Banner’ both getting his treatment.
"...both the unrequited love song "Bubble" and the dysfunctional "Uncle Joe"
rank among Mark Kozelek's most perfectly realized compositions, and the closer,
a marvelously downbeat reading of "The Star Spangled Banner," allows the group's
often unsung black humor to seep to the surface." -Jason Ankeny,
• Black Vinyl LP
• Includes limited time MP3 coupon
3. I Am A Rock
1. New Jersey
2. Uncle Joe
4. Star Spangled Banner