Originally Released in 1985, and now re-mastered by Steve Albini and Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering, Big Black's first full-length album Atomizer gets the treatment as a 30th anniversary reissue including a double-sided insert and a digital download coupon! This remastered version of Atomizer also includes the song "Strange Things" which appeared on the first pressing of Atomizer, but was not present on subsequent vinyl pressings nor on The Rich Man's Eight Track CD. To put this release into context for the uninformed: Big Black began in 1982. Steve Steve Albini, then a sophomore at Northwestern University, fanzin... + INFO
LP + 24" x 36" Poster. Includes MP3 Album Download. BIG BLACK was started by Steve Albini in 1982 while he was living in Evanston, Illinois, and attending Northwestern University. "Lungs", the first Big Black release, was recorded by Steve in 1982 on a borrowed 4-track. He played everything on the EP himself except the sax bleating courtesy of pal John Bohnen and the drums courtesy of Roland. Soon after, Steve recruited Jeff Pezzati (NAKED RAYGUN) to help him out on bass. Santiago Durango (NAKED RAYGUN) joined them on guitar. In 1983, together with live drummer Pat Byrne, they recorded the "Bulldozer" EP. It was initi... + INFO
REMASTERED BY STEVE ALBINI AND BOB WESTON AT CHICAGO MASTERING!
Sensibly the most developmental and skeletal of Big Black's releases, Steve Albini's first official contribution to the rock world is a batch of sparse, minimal new wave recorded cheaply in two different apartment locations. With the exception of some sax provided by John Bohnen, everything is done by the young Albini, then a student at Northwestern. Not-so-pleasant views of morality ("I Can Be Killed"), post-mortem fornication with an army vet ("Dead Billy"), and primal living ("Steelworker") provide some of the subject matter, matching the bleakly realist lyricism of Swans with a slight bastardization of the precise... + INFO