Frigid Stars LP

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Frigid Stars LP
Codeine Frigid Stars LP.jpg
Studio album by Codeine
Released August 1990 (Europe), Spring 1991 (US)
Recorded July-August 1990
Genre Slowcore
Length 41:15
Label Glitterhouse, Sub Pop
Producer Codeine, Mike McMackin
Codeine chronology
Frigid Stars
(1990)
Barely Real
(1992)Barely Real1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10)[2]
Spin (7/10)[3]

Frigid Stars LP is the debut album by New York indie rock band Codeine. It was released in August 1990 on Glitterhouse in Europe and in Spring 1991 on Sub Pop in the US.[4] The album was released to generally positive reviews and is regarded as being one of the pioneering albums in the slowcore and sadcore genres. It was chosen by Pitchfork in 2008 as one of the 20 best Sub Pop albums.[5] "New Year's" is a cover version of a track co-written by Bitch Magnet singer Sooyoung Park. Park did not record the track himself until 1992, with new band Seam. Park is featured on the song "Summer Dresses", which can be found on the 2012 expanded re-issue by the label, Numero Group. "Cave-In" has been covered by rock band Cave In and appears on their compilation album Anomalies, Vol. 1. The song title was the inspiration for their band name.[6]

The phrase "frigid stars" is taken from a line in the song "Crap Rap 2" by The Fall from their 1979 album Live at the Witch Trials.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Codeine, except "New Year's", written by S. Park and A. Mitchell.

  1. "D" – 4:27
  2. "Gravel Bed" – 3:58
  3. "Pickup Song" – 2:44
  4. "New Year's" (Seam cover) – 3:34
  5. "Second Chance" – 4:45
  6. "Cave-In" – 3:37
  7. "Cigarette Machine" – 4:42
  8. "Old Things" – 4:59
  9. "3 Angels" – 4:51
  10. "Pea" – 3:38

Personnel[edit]

Re-issue Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Codeine, except "New Year's", written by S. Park and A. Mitchell. "Pea" features Mike McMackin on piano. "Castle", "Skeletons" and "3 Angels" demos feature Peter Pollack on drums. "Summer Dresses" demo features Sooyoung Park on bass. "Pea (acoustic)", "Second Chance", "Pickup Song", "Cave In" and "Kitchen" demos feature Immerwahr on all instruments.[7]

  1. "D" - 4:28
  2. "Gravel Bed" - 4:00
  3. "Pickup Song" - 2:44
  4. "3 Angels" - 4:53
  5. "New Year's" - 3:35
  6. "Second Chance" - 4:47
  7. "Cave-In" - 3:38
  8. "Cigarette Machine" - 4:45
  9. "Old Things" - 5:01
  10. "Pea" - 3:42

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  1. "Castle (Demo)" - 4:29
  2. "Skeletons (Demo)" - 1:48
  3. "3 Angels (Demo)" - 3:26
  4. "Corner Store (Demo)" - 5:20
  5. "Summer Dresses" - 1:56
  6. "Pea (Acoustic)" - 3:34
  7. "Second Chance (Demo)" - 4:13
  8. "Pickup Song (Demo)" - 2:37
  9. "Cave-In (Demo)" - 3:06
  10. "Kitchen" - 2:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frigid Stars LP - Codeine | AllMusic
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  3. ^ Powell, Mike (May 2012). "Reissues". Spin. Vol. 28 no. 3. p. 90. ISSN 0886-3032. Archived from the original on February 15, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ Codeine | AllMusic
  5. ^ Pitchfork: Staff Lists: Sub Pop 20
  6. ^ February 2011 | Music | Loud | The A.V. Club
  7. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Codeine-Frigid-Stars-LP/release/3719854