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Oh, I have no doubt it was her idea! I just find it distracting is all, since so few bands exploit dynamics in that way, period. But I'm also not a big fan of the guitar sounds on "Rid of Me," iirc. I should give it a fresh listen (if my family ever leaves the house, because they will tell me to turn it the fuck off, because see above).

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 28 May 2020 22:58 (one month ago) link

I guess the 4-track Demos album presents those songs in a much less overwhelming arrangements? I don't understand how Rid of Me is anything but a powerful band reaching for the most visceral, slamming sound possible, and absolutely nailing it. I'm glad it exists and I'm glad it sounds nothing like 99% of my record collection.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:41 (one month ago) link

I mean - the dynamics and drama are the *point* of those songs.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:43 (one month ago) link

Trying to imagine Rid of Me with a more 1993 Alt-Rock identikit production, and it's not pretty in all the wrong ways.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:47 (one month ago) link

rid of me, produced by butch vig

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:56 (one month ago) link

or Ross Robinson

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 29 May 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

Gross

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 29 May 2020 00:03 (one month ago) link

Every record produced by Butch Vig would have been better without him, except perhaps for Garbage's first two albums.

pomenitul, Friday, 29 May 2020 00:07 (one month ago) link

Rid Of Me...produced by Mitchell Froom

Bells and whistles

Master of Treacle, Friday, 29 May 2020 00:51 (one month ago) link

I try to imagine Rid of Me produced by Flood all the time

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento, LLC", Friday, 29 May 2020 01:20 (one month ago) link

Really hoping she finally releases a compilation of her incredible b-sides. "Memphis" could've been a hit.

beamish13, Friday, 29 May 2020 18:23 (one month ago) link

^ I have been thinking about the B-sides as well. The press release mentions only demos being released as companion albums, and while with Dry and Rid of Me it's quite simple (Demonstration and 4-Track Demos have already been out since the early 90s, and there are like 3 B-sides from that period that wouldn't warrant a separate release anyway), things get a bit more complicated with later albums. For instance, the guitar and vocal tracks on "I Think I'm a Mother" are apparently taken from PJ's demo recording, similarly a bunch of tracks from Is This Desire? was just demos that were transferred into the studio and then the band worked on top of them. And of course she recorded most of Uh Huh Her (apart from the drums) by herself on an 8-track at home. There are probably more cases of her home recordings making their way onto the final albums.

So it seems in some cases the 'demos' may not be that different from the finished product, which makes me wonder if they'll include some B-sides on the future releases instead.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:47 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/hY9kk6S.png

Rid of Me / 4-Track Demos reissues coming on August 21st.

ROM vinyl cutting by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering under the guidance of Steve Albini, 4TD cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of John Parish.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Thursday, 25 June 2020 21:23 (one week ago) link

White Chalk era From The Basement session up on YouTube. I think it’s my favourite album of hers. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnEQRzSLg1KI_7ECYQBI71h04XN3t3S40

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Thursday, 25 June 2020 21:50 (one week ago) link


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