Good Bad Not Evil

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Good Bad Not Evil
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2007
ProducerThe Black Lips
Black Lips chronology
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Good Bad Not Evil is the fourth studio album by garage rock band Black Lips. The album was recorded in December 2006 and released on September 11, 2007. The title is a reference to The Shangri-Las song, "Give Him a Great Big Kiss".[citation needed]. Their song "Veni Vidi Vici" samples the song "I'm Going Home" by The Swamp Rats.


Professional ratings
Review scores
The A.V. ClubB+[2]
BBC Collective[3]
Drowned in Sound7/10[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[5]
The Guardian[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes[10]

Good Bad Not Evil has received generally positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic the album has a score of 73 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11]


Several songs from Good Bad Not Evil have appeared in films. "Bad Kids" and "Veni Vidi Vici" were featured in (500) Days of Summer. "Veni Vidi Vici" was also featured in Angel Camouflaged, while "O Katrina!" was featured in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Track listing[edit]

1."I Saw a Ghost (Lean)"2:53
2."O Katrina!"2:52
3."Veni Vidi Vici"2:28
4."It Feels Alright"2:49
6."Lock and Key"2:44
7."How Do You Tell A Child That Someone Has Died"2:30
8."Bad Kids"2:08
9."Step Right Up"2:11
10."Cold Hands"2:26
11."Off the Block"1:40
12."Slime and Oxygen"2:42
13."Transcendental Light (+Hidden Track)"6:03
iTunes Bonus Track[12]
14."Daddy Longlegs"2:39
eMusic Bonus Track[13]
15."My Struggle"2:36


The following people contributed to Good Bad Not Evil:[14]

Black Lips[edit]

  • Cole Alexander
  • Joe Bradley
  • Ian St. Pe
  • Jared "Hondo" Swilley

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Jiro Bevis - Illustrations
  • Black Lips - Audio Production
  • Justin McNeight - Audio Engineer
  • Dan Monick - Photography
  • Edward Rawls - Audio Engineer, Engineer
  • Noel Summerville - Mastering
  • Chris "Box" Taylor - Artwork, Design


Chart (2007) Peak
US Top Heatseekers 18[15]


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  2. ^ Hyden, Steven (September 11, 2007). "Black Lips: Good Bad Not Evil". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Perry, Andrew (September 6, 2007). "Black Lips 'Good Bad Not Evil'". BBC Collective. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  4. ^ Wale, Dan (September 18, 2007). "Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  5. ^ Nashawaty, Chris (September 14, 2007). "Good Bad Not Evil". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  6. ^ Rogers, Jude (November 30, 2007). "CD: Black Lips, Good Bad Not Evil". The Guardian. London: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  7. ^ "Black Lips: 'Good Bad, Not Evil'". NME. IPC Media. September 19, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  8. ^ Crock, Jason (September 6, 2007). "Black Lips: Good Bad Not Evil". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  9. ^ Rosenberg, Tal (September 11, 2007). "The Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil". Stylus. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  10. ^ Canino, Jeffrey. "The Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  11. ^ "Critic Reviews for Good Bad Not Evil". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  12. ^ Good Bad Not Evil by Black Lips. iTunes Store. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  13. ^ Good Bad Not Evil from eMusic. eMusic. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  14. ^ Good Bad Not Evil - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  15. ^ Good Bad Not Evil - Charts & Awards. Allmusic. Retrieved 25 August 2011