Monday, January 26, 2009

Blackouts, The - 2004 - History In Reverse (US)

Blackouts, The - 2004 - History In Reverse (US)
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The Blackouts were the best Seattle band you never heard of. To those who bought their records and attended their shows, this is no secret. But for the majority who didn’t, this exciting anthology – long overdue – thankfully now exists. Sequenced in reverse-chronological order, it begins with their last recordings, produced by Al Jourgensen and originally released on Wax Trax! (three Blackouts members later worked with Jourgensen in Ministry after the Blackouts demise), and ends with their debut 45 single "The Underpass." Also included on 'History In Reverse' are three previously unreleased songs from the Wax Trax! session. In 1979, following the breakup of the notorious Telepaths, several members (guitarist Erich Werner, drummer Bill Rieflin, synth/sax player Roland Barker and bassist Mike Davidson, later replaced by Paul "Ion" Barker) re-formed as a new musical alliance – The Blackouts. They had an implosive intensity and were the antithesis of the bar bands that dominated Seattle’s anemic local music scene. Intentional, dynamic songs were the Blackouts’ stock-in-trade. Over the next six years they released four singles and EPs on four different labels: Modern, Engram, Situation Two (a subsidiary of 4AD) and Wax Trax! Few bands from that era can claim as impressive a legacy as History In Reverse.
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1 comment:

Avião Papel said...

Oi Filipe (:
Sou a Joana e estou à procura deste album para descarregar e é díficil.. achas que me podias enviar ou re-activar os links?

obrigada!*

p.s.: great blog!nice taste!