|Touch & Go Records
Release Date: 25 September 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Big Black Atomizer Limited Vinyl LP + Download
· Big Black was started by Steve Albini in 1982 while he was attending Northwestern University in Evanston,
Illinois. ‘Lungs’, the first Big Black release, was
recorded by Steve 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) on bass and Santiago Durango (also
Naked Raygun) joined them on guitar.
· In 1983, together with live drummer Pat Byrne, they
recorded the ‘Bulldozer’ EP. By 1984, the band had
done some touring and recorded the ‘Racer X’ EP and
the start of the ‘Il Duce’ 7”. After that, Jeff returned to
Naked Raygun and was replaced by Dave Riley.
· In 1985, Big Black recorded their first full-length,
‘Atomizer’, as well as finishing the ‘Il Duce’ 7”.
‘Atomizer’ was released in 1986 along with the release
of the ‘Hammer Party’ compilation CD.
· In 1987, the ‘Headache’ EP and ‘Heartbeat’ 7” were
released. That same year, the band recorded and
released the 7” of ‘The Model’ / ‘He’s A Whore’ as well
as their second full-length album, ‘Songs About
Fucking’. They toured extensively (for Big Black) and
they broke up.
· Available again on vinyl, now including digital
· Available exclusively to independent retailers.
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