III [US Expanded]

III [US Expanded]

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by Sebadoh
     
 

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Along with Pavement's Slanted & Enchanted, Sebadoh III is one of the cornerstones of '90s indie rock, establishing the dubious lo-fi style as a credible subgenre. Though the recording techniques give the album a distinctive, hazy atmosphere, the music itself is fascinating. Divided between

Overview

Along with Pavement's Slanted & Enchanted, Sebadoh III is one of the cornerstones of '90s indie rock, establishing the dubious lo-fi style as a credible subgenre. Though the recording techniques give the album a distinctive, hazy atmosphere, the music itself is fascinating. Divided between contributions from Lou Barlow, Eric Gaffney, and Jason Loewenstein, Sebadoh III doesn't necessarily offer a coherent listen. Instead, it's a variety of unexpected detours, with each track offering something different from what preceded. Barlow immediately distinguishes himself with his folky acoustic musings, which not only have sensitivity to spare, but also strong melodies. Gaffney, on the other hand, consigns himself to the role of hardcore noise rocker, often with varying results. Loewenstein falls between the two extremes, acting as a bridge between the two songwriters. With such a variety of styles and sounds, Sebadoh III is a kaleidoscopic summation of various American underground rock genres of the '80s, as well as a launching pad for the introspective obsessions of '90s indie rock. [Upon its 15th anniversary in 2006, Sebadoh III was reissued as a deluxe double-disc set containing a remastered version of the album on the first disc (it does sound cleaner, but it still sounds lo-fi) and a disc of 18 non-LP rarities. Foremost among these is "Gimme Indie Rock," a mock anthem upon its release in 1991 that still stands as a wickedly funny satire, but the rest of the disc -- a hodgepodge of songs recorded both at Fort Apache and at home around the same time as III, some released, some not, highlighted by a four-track demo of "The Freed Pig" -- is certainly worth hearing, comparing quite favorably to the proper album. Plus, it ends with the wonderful "Showtape '91," an 11-minute tape collage of noise, one-liners, jokes, and mispronunciations that was used as an introduction on their supporting tour for III -- it was available in edited form on the Soul and Fire CD single, but it's here unedited and it's worth the price of admission on its own.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2006
Label:
Domino
UPC:
0801390008924
catalogNumber:
89

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Freed Pig
  2. Sickles and Hammers
  3. Total Peace
  4. Violet Execution
  5. Scars, Four Eyes
  6. Truly Great Thing
  7. Kath
  8. Perverted World
  9. Wonderful, Wonderful
  10. Limb by Limb
  11. Smoke a Bowl
  12. Black Haired Gurl
  13. Hoppin' Up and Down
  14. Supernatural Force
  15. Rockstar
  16. Downmind
  17. Renaissance Man
  18. God Told Me
  19. Holy Picture
  20. Hassle
  21. No Different
  22. Spoiled
  23. As the World Dies the Eyes of God Grow Bigger

Disc 2

  1. Gimmie Indie Rock
  2. Ride the Darker Wave
  3. Red Riding Good
  4. New King
  5. Calling Yog Soggoth
  6. Stored Up Wonder (Supernatural Force)
  7. Melting Wall (Holy Picture)
  8. Design
  9. Attention
  10. Stars for Eyes
  11. Unseen Waste
  12. Violet Execution
  13. As the World Turns
  14. Cranberry Bog
  15. The Devil's Reggae
  16. The Freed Pig
  17. Never Jealous
  18. Showtape '91

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sebadoh   Primary Artist
Lou Barlow   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Eric Gaffney   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Sean Slade   Mellotron
Jason Loewenstein   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments

Technical Credits

Lou Barlow   Composer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Sherman Edwards & Donald Meyer   Composer
Eric Gaffney   Composer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Paul Q. Kolderie   Engineer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Sean Slade   Engineer
Jason Loewenstein   Composer,Engineer,Liner Notes

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