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UPC: 809236160010

Release Date: 11/25/2022

 

Bending scuzzy boundaries, ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ is a coming-of-age garage rock classic record. Full of hedonistic delinquent anthems, the fourth studio album from Atlanta punks Black Lips reaches it’s 15 year anniversary. This deluxe edition includes unearthed photos and new liner notes from Jared Swilley and King Khan. The second disc features B-sides and rarities including ‘Cruising’, ‘I Wanna Dance With You’ and ‘Leroy Faster’.

‘Good Bad Not Evil’ perfectly encapsulates the disillusionment of the mid-00s America, slammed between warehouse parties, DIY generator shows and scattered party pics, which was recorded in a little house in Atlanta that had been converted into a studio called the Living Room. Referencing Shangri-Las in the title, this is where their knack for garage gems met Motown; with bass heavy grooves (later remixed by Diplo), a certified country twang and unabashed bravado. Instant hits like ‘Veni Vidi Vici’, ‘Cold Hands’, ‘Bad Kids’ and ‘O Katrina!’ immediately became Black Lips staples.

This was a band caught in the eye of the storm, the touring continued, the parties didn’t stop, this was a band bending the scuzzy boundaries of their chosen genre. The record was hailed by the likes of Pitchfork, who proclaimed, “Black Lips are a go-to band for vintage lo-fi freaks, and their raucous live shows have helped them cross over outside of crusty dive bars. ‘Good Bad Not Evil’, however, is the record where naysayers, disinterested friends and acquaintances, people on the street, and anyone else within earshot has to sit up, shut up, and listen.” …and, shut up and listen they did.

 

Disc 1

Track

Title

1I Saw A Ghost (Lean)
2O Katrina!
3Veni Vidi Vici
4It Feels Alright
5Navajo
6Lock and Key
7How Do You Tell a Child That Someone Has Died
8Bad Kids
9Step Right Up
10Cold Hands
11Off The Block
12Slime and Oxygen
13Transcendental Light

 

Disc 2

Track

Title

1Cruising
2Make It
3I Wanna Dance With You
4Best Napkin I Ever Had
5My Trouble
6Leroy Faster
7Buried Alive

Black Lips- Good Bad Not Evil (Deluxe Edition)

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