Bizarro (album)

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Bizarro
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Studio album by The Wedding Present
Released23 October 1989
Recorded1989, England
GenreAlternative rock, indie pop
Length46:58
LabelRCA
ProducerChris Allison
The Wedding Present chronology
Українські Виступи в Івана Піла
(1989)
Bizarro
(1989)
Seamonsters
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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. [2]

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".[3]

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)[4] – 2:14

Personnel[edit]

The Wedding Present
Additional musicians
Technical staff

References[edit]


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