Release informationLabel: Demon Records • Format: Vinyl • Date: 08/06/2013 Cat#: EDLP1002 • Barcode: 5014797138704 • Genre: Rock
About this release
Recorded at the same sessions that produced their classic debut Copper Blue, this sophomore collection was very much the dark flipside to the first album’s widescreen powerpop. Although retaining his gift for great hooks, Beastersaw frontmanand songwriter Bob Mould screaming confessional and rawlyemotional lyrics against a raging torrent of noisy guitars. Ably backed up by the bass and drums of David Barbeand Malcolm Travis, the intense suite of songs combines wall of sound dynamics with powerful religious imagery and carefully layered arrangements. Remarkably, Sugar were vindicated in issuing such an extreme sonic statement when the album entered the UK charts at number three and cemented their reputation as an uncompromising but brilliantly creative outfit. Lovingly remasteredfrom the original tapes, the 140g Audiophile Reissue includes FREE DOWNLOAD CARD for redemption of the album.