With Sub Pop, you never really know what you’re gonna get. Were it any other label, that would be a bad thing, but with Sub Pop they have a consistency of releasing great music. And once again, they deliver with Bunny Gets Paid, which hit stores a few weeks back. Of course, it originally hit stores several years back — this Red Red Meat release is a reissue.
How do you review a reissue – an album that, in its original state, is near fifteen years gone? An album that, despite its history, I am just experiencing for the first time. Surely others have said it all before. You can’t, so I’ll do my best to not. What I can say is that the reasons are obvious as to why Sub Pop would reissue Bunny Gets Paid. It’s absolutely brilliant. It’s lo-fi, it’s packed with mystery. It’s not overly loud but not painfully quiet, and it’s got a stellar track list.
I’d like to think that the reason Sub Pop re-released this record is so die-hard music fans like myself who have not yet experienced an album so great as this would get the chance. And, if that’s the case, they’ve succeeded.
Red Red Meat: Gauze [mp3]
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Sub Pop [2XCD, 2009]
1. Carpet Of Horses
2. Chain Chain Chain
3. Rosewood, Stax, Volts and Glitter
6. Idiot Sun
7. Bunny Gets Paid
9. Sad Cadillac
10. Taxidermy Blues In Reverse
11. There’s Always Tomorrow
1. Chain Chain Chain (4-Track Demo)
2. Idiot Son (Single Version)
4. Mouse-Ish (Dub Mix)
5. Carpet Of Horses (Cleversly Version)
6. Saint Anthony’s Jawbone
7. Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)