Black Lips!

Black Lips!

by Black Lips


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Release Date: 03/18/2003
Label: Bomp Records
UPC: 0095081408425
catalogNumber: 4084
Rank: 138463

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This Atlanta quartet spins out the sort of ragged, blues-edged garage rock that brings to mind the early lineups of 1980s revivalists like The Salvation Army, The Chesterfield Kings and The Lyres. But in the case of The Black Lips, two decades further removed from the mid-60s garage and roughed up by the sterility of 90s pop music, their sound is even rougher, with less focus on ’60s style and more concentration of raw, adrenal playing. ¶ Vocalist Cole Alexander sings in a hyperactive, rusty growl that’s exaggerated by a tinny microphone, studio distortion, and the band’s underlying thrash of guitars, bass and drums. At times the songs spiral into chaos (much like their live shows are reported to do), but the reverb-soaked blues "Stone Cold" settles down for a slow-motion examination. ¶ This Bomp LP was delayed a few months when guitarist Ben Eberbaugh was killed in a freak car accident. In his honor, the band collected all of the tracks they’d recorded to that point, including early singles, to create this CD. It’s a fitting overview of the band’s first, savagely good incarnation.