Bizarro (album)

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Bizarro
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Studio album by The Wedding Present
Released October 1989
Recorded 1989, England
Genre Alternative rock, indie pop
Length 46:58
Label RCA
Producer Chris Allison
The Wedding Present chronology
Українські Виступи в Івана Піла
(1989)
Bizarro
(1989)
Seamonsters
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Bizarro is the second studio album by The Wedding Present. It was released in October 1989 by their record label, RCA.

About the album[edit]

The Wedding Present's second studio album--and first "proper" album for RCA--came soon after the Ukrainian John Peel Sessions / Українські Виступи в Івана Піла folk music side project and displayed both musical and lyrical growth for the group.[citation needed] Despite using the same production team from their debut album, George Best, Bizarro has a tougher sound[citation needed], which is likely due to an increased recording budget.[citation needed] Lyrically, Gedge still chronicles the same tales of love, lust, jealousy and revenge, but instead approaches the subjects with a more mature attitude compared to previous works[citation needed]. Musically, the band is more cohesive and experimental[citation needed], often ending songs in Velvet Underground-like extended rhythm guitar workouts.

Technically speaking, only one single was taken from the album, "Kennedy", which provided the band with their first Top 40 hit, reaching #33. In early 1990, The Wedding Present re-recorded "Brassneck" with Steve Albini, which reached #24 in the UK charts. The single and its B-sides were later included on U.S. release of the album, and are also included on the Singles 1989-1991 compilation. A remastered CD version, released by BMG Camden in 2001, also features the B-sides of the "Kennedy" single, including a cover version of the Tom Jones hit "It's Not Unusual".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Gedge (unless otherwise noted).

Original LP[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Brassneck" – 4:51
  2. "Crushed" – 2:32
  3. "No" – 4:11
  4. "Thanks" – 2:22
  5. "Kennedy" – 4:20
  6. "What Have I Said Now?" – 5:18

Side B[edit]

  1. "Granadaland" – 4:50
  2. "Bewitched" – 6:42
  3. "Take Me!" – 9:15
  4. "Be Honest" – 2:37

US CD release[edit]

  1. "Brassneck" [original version] – 4:52
  2. "Crushed" – 2:32
  3. "No" – 4:11
  4. "Thanks" – 2:22
  5. "Kennedy" – 4:20
  6. "What Have I Said Now?" – 5:18
  7. "Granadaland" – 4:50
  8. "Bewitched" – 6:42
  9. "Take Me!" – 9:15
  10. "Brassneck" [Steve Albini version] – 4:22
  11. "Don't Talk Just Kiss" – 3:20
  12. "Gone" – 2:42
  13. "Box Elder" (written by Pavement) – 2:14
  14. "Be Honest" – 2:37

UK Remastered CD[edit]

  1. "Brassneck" [original version] – 4:52
  2. "Crushed" – 2:32
  3. "No" – 4:11
  4. "Thanks" – 2:22
  5. "Kennedy" – 4:20
  6. "What Have I Said Now?" – 5:18
  7. "Granadaland" – 4:50
  8. "Bewitched" – 6:42
  9. "Take Me!" – 9:15
  10. "Be Honest" – 2:37
  11. "Unfaithful" – 3:21
  12. "One Day This Will All Be Yours" – 2:02
  13. "It's Not Unusual" (Les Reed and Gordon Mills) – 2:09
  14. "Brassneck" (Steve Albini version) – 4:22
  15. "Don't Talk Just Kiss" – 3:20
  16. "Gone" – 2:42
  17. "Box Elder" (written by Stephen Malkmus of Pavement) – 2:14

People involved[edit]

The band[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]