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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Superchunk Cat's Cradle, 1994-07-29 Excellent Audience @ 320

From Wikipedia: Superchunk was formed in 1989 in the town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by Mac McCaughan (guitar and vocals), Laura Ballance (bass), Chuck Garrison (drums), and Jack McCook (guitar). Initially, the band went by the name Chunk (original drummer Chuck Garrison received some junk mail with his name misspelled as "Chunk" Garrison, and the name stuck), and their first single was released under the Chunk moniker. [1] After adding the "Super" prefix to their name, the first official Superchunk single, "Slack Motherfucker," followed in 1989 on Merge Records, founded by Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance. Both releases were well-received, and Superchunk would release its debut self-titled album in 1990 on Matador Records to more critical acclaim.

Jack McCook decided to leave the group after the release of the first album, Superchunk, and Connecticut-born James Wilbur was recruited to take over guitar duties. In spite of the ensuing bidding war that emerged between major record labels in the aftermath of the album's release, Superchunk decided to stay independent, sticking with Matador Records for their second, just as critically lauded LP, No Pocky for Kitty. No Pocky for Kitty was recorded in Chicago by Steve Albini in 1991. Chuck Garrison left the band a few weeks before the record’s release, and Jon Wurster was brought on board for drums.

The band put out one more record for Matador, On the Mouth in 1993, and then opted to release its own records, through Merge Records. The next album, Foolish, brought further critical acclaim for the band in 1994. A second singles compilation (the first was 1992’s Tossing Seeds) came out in the summer of 1995. It was titled Incidental Music and contained most of their hard-to-find tracks (imports, B-sides, comp. tracks) released between 1991 - 1995.
Boston was the setting for Superchunk’s next album session. 1995’s Here’s Where the Strings Come In was recorded at the city’s Fort Apache Studios and slated for a fall release. The band toured hard for Strings all over the world as well as appearing on the Lollapalooza tour, scoring a minor hit with the “Hyper Enough” single and video.

After a brief hiatus and another Australian tour, the band released a limited-edition EP called The Laughter Guns. The band then started the writing process for what would become Indoor Living. Recording commenced in Bloomington, Indiana’s Echo Park Studios with Chapel Hillian John Plymale co-producing with the band. Superchunk stretched out a bit on Indoor Living, expanding their sound by adding some new instruments to the mix: piano, organ, vibes and more. The album was by far their most adventurous and at the same time their most accessible to date. [2]

Superchunk delivered Come Pick Me Up, their 7th full-length studio release in 1999. Recording in Chicago at Electrical Audio Studios with the legendary producer Jim O’Rourke. Superchunk continued the expansion and growth of their sound that started with Foolish, pushing themselves to new heights of creativity.

In 2001, the band released Here's to Shutting Up, their most recent full-length studio album.

From the Merge Records 5th Anniversary party, they were the last of five bands on night two of the three night event. Great set.

01 Introduction
02 Like A Fool
03 What Do I?
04 Cast Iron
05 Why Do You Have To Put A Date On Everything
06 Driveway To Driveway
07 Let It Go
08 Jim WIlbur's Lament
09 Seed Toss
10 Precious Auto
11 Untied
12 The First Part
13 Baxter
14 Swallow That
15 Cool
16 Fishing
17 Foolish
18 The Only Piece That You Get


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