Good Bad Not Evil

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Good Bad Not Evil
Studio album by Black Lips
Released September 11, 2007
Genre Rock and roll, garage rock, garage punk, cowpunk, surf rock
Length 35:28
Label

Vice Records

In the Red Records
Producer The Black Lips
Black Lips chronology
Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo
(2007)
Good Bad Not Evil
(2007)
200 Million Thousand
(2008)

Good Bad Not Evil is the fourth studio album by garage rock band Black Lips. The album was recorded in December 2006 and released on September 11, 2007. The title is a reference to the Shangri-Las song, "Give Him a Great Big Kiss".[citation needed]

Licensing[edit]

Several songs from Good Bad Not Evil have appeared in films. "Bad Kids" and "Veni Vidi Vici" were featured in (500) Days of Summer. "Veni Vidi Vici" was also featured in Angel Camouflaged.[citation needed], while "O Katrina!" was featured in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Saw a Ghost (Lean)"   2:53
2. "O Katrina!"   2:52
3. "Veni Vidi Vici"   2:28
4. "It Feels Alright"   2:49
5. "Navajo"   2:41
6. "Lock and Key"   2:44
7. "How Do You Tell A Child That Someone Has Died?"   2:30
8. "Bad Kids"   2:08
9. "Step Right Up"   2:11
10. "Cold Hands"   2:26
11. "Off the Block"   1:40
12. "Slime and Oxygen"   2:42
13. "Transcendental Light (+Hidden Track)"   6:03

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Good Bad Not Evil:[3]

Black Lips[edit]

  • Cole Alexander
  • Joe Bradley
  • Ian St. Pe
  • Jared "Hondo" Swilley

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Jiro Bevis - Illustrations
  • Black Lips - Audio Production
  • Justin McNeight - Audio Engineer
  • Dan Monick - Photography
  • Edward Rawls - Audio Engineer, Engineer
  • Noel Summerville - Mastering
  • Chris "Box" Taylor - Artwork, Design

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [4]
The A.V. Club (B+) [5]
BBC Collective 3.5/5 stars [6]
Drowned in Sound (7/10) [7]
Entertainment Weekly (A-) [8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [9]
NME (8/10) [10]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10) [11]
Stylus (B) [12]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars [13]

Good Bad Not Evil has received generally positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic the album has a score of 73 out of 100, indicating "Generally favorable reviews."[14]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Top Heatseekers 18[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Good Bad Not Evil by Black Lips. iTunes Store. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ Good Bad Not Evil from eMusic. eMusic. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ Good Bad Not Evil - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ Good Bad Not Evil - Black Lips. Allmusic. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  5. ^ Hyden, Steven. Black Lips: Good Bad Not Evil. The A.V. Club. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  6. ^ Perry, Andrew. black lips 'good bad not evil' album review plus full tracks. BBC Collective. 6 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  7. ^ Wale, Dan. Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil. Drowned in Sound. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  8. ^ Nashawaty, Chris. Good Bad Not Evil Review. Entertainment Weekly. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  9. ^ Rogers, Jude. CD: Black Lips, Good Bad Not Evil. The Guardian. 30 November 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  10. ^ Black Lips: 'Good Bad, Not Evil'. NME. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  11. ^ Crock, Jason. Black Lips: Good Bad Not Evil. Pitchfork Media. 6 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  12. ^ Rosenberg, Tal. The Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil. Stylus. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  13. ^ Canino, Jeffrey. The Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil. Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  14. ^ Critic Reviews for Good Bad Not Evil. Metacritic. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  15. ^ Good Bad Not Evil - Charts & Awards. Allmusic. Retrieved 25 August 2011