A Single History: 1991–1997

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A Single History: 1991–1997
Compilation album by Unwound
Released September 14, 1999
Recorded December 1991–August 1997
Genre Post-Hardcore
Length 58:21
Label Kill Rock Stars
Unwound chronology
Challenge for a Civilized Society
(1998)
A Single History: 1991–1997
(1999)
Leaves Turn Inside You
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

A Single History: 1991–1997 is a compilation album by Unwound released on Kill Rock Stars. It contains tracks previously released on various 7" singles and multiple-artist compilations. "Crab Nebula" and "Stumbling Block" originally appeared on the band's 1991 demo tape. The fourth song is a reference to the U.S. government's secret MK Ultra brainwashing program. The "Negated"/ "Said Serial"/ "Census" 7" was the first-ever release on Troubleman Unlimited Records. "Plight" is a cover of a Minutemen song, from the tribute disc Our Band Could Be Your Life. "Seen Not Heard" is from a split 7" with Steel Pole Bath Tub; the song comes from the Repetition album sessions. Following an extended drum and bass-style intro, "The Light At The End..." features odd vocal snippets from a man trying to persuade some band to make upbeat, "tribal-sounding" aerobics music.

According to a Kill Rock Stars Q&A from 1999, the cover art is a composite of photos taken by drummer Sara Lund on the band's overseas tours. The top photo is of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice; "the train in the middle is from Japan, and the nuns on the bottom are from a religious procession we witnessed in Trani, Italy."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mile Me Deaf" – 2:20 (1997)
  2. "Broken E-Strings" – 3:11 (1994)
  3. "Totality" – 3:07 (1994)
  4. "MK Ultra" – 4:48 (1994)
  5. "Seen Not Heard" – 3:41 (1996)
  6. "Caterpillar" – 1:58 (1991)
  7. "Miserific Condition" – 1:57 (1991)
  8. "Everything Is Weird" – 2:52 (1996)
  9. "Negated" – 4:36 (1994)
  10. "Said Serial" – 2:23 (1994)
  11. "Census" – 1:50 (1994)
  12. "Plight" – 1:56 (1995)
  13. "Stumbling Block" – 2:01 (1991)
  14. "Eternalux" – 4:58 (1993)
  15. "New Radio Hit" – 2:21 (1994)
  16. "The Light at the End of the Tunnel Is a Train" – 10:10 (1997)
  17. "Crab Nebula" – 4:06 (1991)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart Mason (1999-09-14). "A Single History: 1991-1997 - Unwound | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-03.