Mark Lanegan Band Bubblegum

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This cd is so good it deserves its own thread. Bring the love here.

Jim Reckling (Jim Reckling), Saturday, 4 September 2004 02:11 (nineteen years ago) link

haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but it might be his best & most consistent LP to date.

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 4 September 2004 07:07 (nineteen years ago) link

the second track, "hit the city", is wonderful. pj should be on the whole album. there's another thread on this somewhere...

drew, Saturday, 4 September 2004 16:34 (nineteen years ago) link

Fantastic album: Hit the City, Strange Religon, Methamphetamine Blues, Little Willie John, Can't Come Down...all amazing. He is a truly great singer with a lot of heart and soul. I'm surprised how little love Lanegan gets on ILM.

shookout (shookout), Saturday, 4 September 2004 17:10 (nineteen years ago) link

the other 3 posts long thread

willem (willem), Saturday, 4 September 2004 19:52 (nineteen years ago) link

i don't have this yet, but, i gots to concurr.
it's a treat, this album. the man's in tip-top form, grizzeled and mountainous. like Bo'ceephus himself. but with better whiskey soaked and ciggy smoked voice.

hit the city is a stand out, but meth blues takes the cake.
the EP's pretty gawd-damned awesome, too.

eedd, Saturday, 4 September 2004 22:23 (nineteen years ago) link

yeah, love the EP too, especially "Skeletal History."

shookout (shookout), Saturday, 4 September 2004 22:24 (nineteen years ago) link

two months pass...
hmmm, seems the lanegan love isn't too big around here. ANYWAY mrs carsmile has a spare ticket to see mr lanegan at the ASTORIA in LUNDING, TOMORROW, thurs 2/12/04.

the gmail address in my login works if anyone's interested.

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Wednesday, 1 December 2004 12:29 (nineteen years ago) link

funnily enough, i listened to bubblegum this morning, for only the second time, during an irritating and pointless round-trip in the car. it didn't sound as good as i remembered, although the fact i was in a foul mood might have clouded my judgement.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Wednesday, 1 December 2004 12:35 (nineteen years ago) link

Bought it a couple of months back on the strength of the QOTSA/PJ involvement, liked it and it's still near the top of the pile.

By some quirk of fate, it's the first disc of his I've heard - what's the next step, either with the Screaming Trees or his solo stuff?

Soukesian, Wednesday, 1 December 2004 14:15 (nineteen years ago) link

one month passes...


shookout (shookout), Saturday, 15 January 2005 09:04 (nineteen years ago) link

I love this album! I'm surprised not many others on ILM do.

The Lex (The Lex), Saturday, 15 January 2005 14:25 (nineteen years ago) link

Me too...several months now and I can't stop listening to it. And it gets better the more I hear it.

Shame on you ILM!


shookout (shookout), Saturday, 15 January 2005 17:29 (nineteen years ago) link

it's not that great. maybe 60% good. the grimier, edgy tracks sound kinda dated.

rssgnld, Sunday, 16 January 2005 01:58 (nineteen years ago) link

one month passes...
you must love Mark Lanegan!




shookout (shookout), Thursday, 10 March 2005 05:52 (nineteen years ago) link

"House A Home" was so damned good I immediately went out and bought Whiskey for the Holy Ghost but the rest of the album didn't match up. But maybe I was just 19. I wanna hear the newer stuff for sure.

Aaron A., Thursday, 10 March 2005 05:58 (nineteen years ago) link

From "Whiskey," check out "Pendulum."

Agree that "House a Home" is the best song on that album.

But "Bubblegum" is good all the way thru...

shookout (shookout), Thursday, 10 March 2005 13:46 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm with shookout... it's a great record all the way through. My own favorite is "100 Days"

Jon Hope (jarge), Thursday, 10 March 2005 17:29 (nineteen years ago) link

nineteen years pass...

Big ol' reissue incoming (vinyl/CD/digital):

Besides the album, there's an expanded Here Comes That Weird Chill plus a clutch of unreleased tracks:


A1. Methamphetamine Blues
A2. On The steps of the Cathedral
A3. Clear Spot
A4. Message to Mine
A5. Lexington Slow Down
A6. Skeletal History
B1. Wish You Well
B2. Sleep With Me
B3. Sleep With Me - Version…
Bonus Tracks
B4. Sympathy (previously only available on the Has God Seen My Shadow Anthology)
B5. Mirrored (B-side from Hit The City Single)
B6. Mud Pink Skag (B-side from Hit The City Single)

A1. Heard a Train %
A2. Union Tombstone feat. Beck %
A3. Josephine %
A4. Kingdom %
A5. Soldier %
A6. Little Willie John % (Alternate version of Like Little Willie John)
A7. Blood (Crackers & Honey) %
B1. You Wild Colorado # (Johnny Cash cover)
B2. Revolver # original demo, of song eventually used on Mark + Isobel Campbell’s Ballad Of The Broken Seas - the only track he wrote for that album)
B3. Leaving New River Blues # (previously only available on the Has God Seen My Shadow Anthology as Heaven Is Dry
B4. St. James Infirmary # (cover)
B5. Willie John # (Alternate version of Like Little Willie John)
B6. Pure Religion # (Alternate version of Strange Religion)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 16:26 (three days ago) link

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