Their second album,still featuring the original line-up of Evan Dando, Ben Deily, and Jesse Peretz, the album also includes John P. Strohm on drums. Creator is weird, ambitious, and moodier than its predecessor-without having lost the bands irreverent sense of humour. Also evident is a newfound attention to idiosyncratic detail-from the precisely timed inter-song pauses and sound clips, to the carefully-crafted song order of the albums original 13 tracks. Creator finds Ben Deily once again slipping in quotations from Emily Dickinson ("Burying Ground") and references to Matthew Arnold ("Come to the Window"), while Dando breaks new ground in song writing complexity (the rich sonic tapestry of "Out") as well as arrangement, ushering in the bands first-ever acoustic recording (his cover of Charles Mansons "Your Home Is Where Youre Happy"). At the same time, the band still fires off blistering punk rock ("Clang Bang Clang," "Die Right Now," "Take Her Down") and finds time to lovingly trash the Kiss classic "Plaster Caster." Recorded in one coherent series of sessions-unlike its predecessor, Hate Your Friends, and its follow-up Lick-Creator is, for all its musical schizophrenia, arguably the most coherent of the Lemonheads TAANG-era recordings. BONUS TRACKS: including never-before-released live tracks from a 1988 radio session (featuring a never-before-heard configuration of the band, including guitarist Ben Deily on bass and vocals); also includes an original song ("Cease to Exist") never released on any album, and a performance by Juliana Hatfield.