Lightning Bolt (Lightning Bolt album)

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Lightning Bolt
Studio album by Lightning Bolt
Released 1999
Recorded Providence, Rhode Island, 1997–1998
Genre Noise rock
Length 31:44 78:52 with Zone
Label Load RecordsLOAD#26
Producer Dave Auchenbach
Lightning Bolt chronology
Lightning Bolt
(1999)
Ride the Skies
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Stylus Magazine (C) link

Lightning Bolt (also known as The Yellow Record or The Yellow Album) is the eponymous debut album by noise rock band Lightning Bolt. Originally, five of the tracks on the album were recorded in the studio, however, with the exception of one track, the band discarded these and instead put lo-fi live versions of the songs on the record. A 50-minute "companion cassette" entitled Zone was available for three dollars via direct mail order when the record was originally released. This material appears in the form of two bonus tracks included on the CD release.

The original vinyl issue was limited to 750 copies and had the artwork that is represented on this page. The more common CD reissue contained slightly different artwork.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Into the Valley" – 10:46
  2. "Murk Hike" – 3:04
  3. "Caught Deep in the Zone" – 3:13
  4. "Fleeing the Valley of Whirling Knives" – 10:37
  5. "Mistake" – 4:04

Zone tracks[edit]

  1. Zone – 32:46
  2. And Beyond – 14:22

Album personnel[edit]

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