1992-1998 (album)

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1992-1998
Bedhead 1992-1998.jpg
Compilation album by Bedhead
Released November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)
Recorded 1992-1997
Genre Indie rock, slowcore
Length 3:12:27
Label The Numero Group (NUM1242)
Producer Bedhead
Bedhead chronology
Transaction de Novo
(1998)
1992-1998
(2014)
Live 1998
(2015)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic95/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle3/5 stars[3]
Exclaim!9/10 stars[4]
Pitchfork8.5/10 stars[5]

1992-1998 (also known as Bedhead: 1992-1998) is a compilation boxed set by American band Bedhead containing all three of their studio albums as well as early singles and extended plays. It was released on November 11, 2014 under the Numero Group.[6] The boxset was released on compact disc and vinyl formats, with the LP edition being limited to 2000 copies. Along with the release of this boxset, all three Bedhead albums were also released separately on LP formats, however this set's fourth disc Singles/EPs/B-Sides is exclusive to this release only.

Background[edit]

Brothers Matt and Bubba Kadane have been performing music together since they were children, and the duo would eventually form Bedhead in Austin, Texas with drummer Trini Martinez, guitarist Tench Coxe, and bassist Kris Wheat in 1991. The group released their first two 7-inch singles through Direct Hit Records in 1992 and 1993 before being signed onto the local Austin label Trance Syndicate in 1993.[7] The group would then release three albums with the label: WhatFunLifeWas (1994), Beheaded (1996), and Transaction de Novo (1998), as well as the extended plays 4songEP19:10 (1994) and The Dark Ages (1995). Bedhead's music would receive praise from critics for its style and sound, and the band would soon break-up in 1998, shortly after the release of Transaction de Novo.

Reception[edit]

Upon its release, 1992-1998 gained much praise from critics. Pitchfork writer Mark Richardson rewarded the boxset an 8.5 out of a possible 10, as well as giving it "Best New Reissue" status.[5] Fred Thomas of AllMusic rated the set a near perfect 4.5 out of 5, stating that it "[demands] commitment and close inspection to even begin to crack the veneer of these songs to see the devastating beauty within."[2]

Track list[edit]

All tracks written by Matt and Bubba Kadane, except where noted.

Disc one: WhatFunLifeWas
No.TitleLength
1."Liferaft"4:40
2."Haywire"4:12
3."Bedside Table"4:44
4."The Unpredictable Landlord"4:19
5."Crushing"3:51
6."Unfinished"4:33
7."Powder"7:03
8."Foaming Love"4:14
9."To The Ground"2:58
10."Living Well"4:24
11."Wind Down"3:32
Disc two: Beheaded
No.TitleLength
1."Beheaded"4:44
2."The Rest of the Day"6:19
3."Left Behind"3:47
4."What's Missing"3:49
5."Smoke"2:44
6."Burned Out"3:57
7."Roman Candle"4:29
8."Withdraw"4:22
9."Felo de se"3:09
10."Lares and Penates"3:52
11."Losing Memories"2:57
Disc three: Transaction de Novo
No.TitleLength
1."Exhume"4:16
2."More Than Ever"4:17
3."Parade"4:48
4."Half-thought"3:32
5."Extramundane"3:03
6."Forgetting"3:40
7."Lepidoptera"3:03
8."Psychosomatica"3:15
9."The Present"7:07
Disc four: Singles/EPs/B-Sides
No.TitleTaken fromLength
1."Bedside Table" (7" version)Bedside Table 7"4:36
2."Living Well" (7" version)Bedside Table 7"3:54
3."The Rest of the Day" (7" version)The Rest of the Day 7"5:13
4."I'm Not Here"The Rest of the Day 7"2:51
5."Heiszahobit"4songEP19:104:16
6."Dead Language"4songEP19:105:25
7."What I'm Here For"4songEP19:104:31
8."Disorder" (Joy Division)4songEP19:104:55
9."The Dark Ages"The Dark Ages5:26
10."Inhume"The Dark Ages6:05
11."Any Life"The Dark Ages3:20
12."Intents and Purposes"Previously Unreleased3:34
13."Golden Brown" (The Stranglers)Previously Unreleased3:27
14."Leper"Lepidoptera 10"5:14

Personnel[edit]

Bedhead
Production
  • Paul Quigg - recording, mixing (WhatFunLifeWas)
  • Adam Wiltzie - recording, mixing (Beheaded)
  • Steve Albini - recording (Transaction de Novo)
  • Mark Elliott - recording (Singles/EPs/B-Sides)
  • Bedhead - recording, production, mixing
  • Matthew Barnhart - mastering
Artwork and design
  • Matt Gallaway - liner notes
  • Henry Owings - art direction
  • Frank Goodenough - design, graphic assistance
  • Violet Hopkins - photography
  • John Maxwell - photography
  • Josh Robertson - photography
  • Michelle Coral - photography
  • Nick Ruth - photography
  • Patty Rooney - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metacritic Review". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Fred. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  3. ^ Freeman, Doug (2014-12-12). "Bedhead - 1992-1998 (Numero Group)". austinchronicle.com. The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  4. ^ Sylvester, Daniel (2014-11-07). "Bedhead - Bedhead: 1992-1998". exlcaim.ca. Exclaim!. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  5. ^ a b Richardson, Mark (2014-11-14. "Bedhead: Bedhead 1992-1998". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  6. ^ n/a (2014-08-15). "Numero Group to reissue Bedhead's entire discography, plus a rarities compilation, in a box set". tinymixtapes.com. Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  7. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Bedhead Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 

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