Raise (album)

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Raise
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Studio album by Swervedriver
Released September 30, 1991
Recorded The Greenhouse and Falconer Studios
Genre Alternative rock, shoegazing, grunge
Length 44:55
Label Creation Records
Producer Swervedriver
Swervedriver chronology
Raise
(1991)
Mezcal Head
(1993)Mezcal Head1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. ClubA[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Pitchfork7.3/10[4]
PopMatters7/10[5]
Select4/5[6]

Raise is the first studio album by the British alternative rock band, Swervedriver. The album only contained six new songs; "Son of Mustang Ford", "Rave Down" and "Sandblasted" had all appeared on earlier EPs and singles released by the band between 1990 and 1991.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sci-Flyer" – 5:12
  2. "Pile-Up" – 3:42
  3. "Son of Mustang Ford" – 4:11
  4. "Deep Seat" – 6:04
  5. "Rave Down" – 5:06
  6. "Sunset" – 5:24
  7. "Feel So Real" – 4:40
  8. "Sandblasted" – 5:41
  9. "Lead Me Where You Dare..." – 4:53

Early pressings of the UK LP came with a free 7", which included "Surf Twang" (a 4-track version of "Last Train to Satansville") and "Deep Twang" (a 4-track version of "Deep Seat"), both of which were instrumental.[7]

Sony BMG reissued the album in 2008 in the UK as a "Remastered and Expanded" edition (Hi-Speed Soul/Second Motion released it in the US in 2009) with four bonus tracks

  1. "Hands" – 3:28
  2. "Andalucia" – 3:52
  3. "Kill the Superheroes" – 6:03
  4. "Over" – 5:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Adam Franklin - guitars and vocals
  • Jimmy Hartridge - guitars and vocals
  • Adi Vines - bass guitar
  • Graham Bonnar - drums

The album was engineered by Philip Ames and mixed by Anjali Dutt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Raise – Swervedriver". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Modell, Josh (10 February 2009). "Swervedriver: Raise / Mezcal Head". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  3. ^ DiMartino, Dave (20 December 1991). "Raise". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Tangari, Joe (2 April 2009). "Swervedriver: Raise / Mezcal Head". Pitchfork. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Bergstrom, John (5 February 2009). "Swervedriver: Raise / Mezcal Head". PopMatters. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Perry, Andrew (November 1991). "Swervedriver: Raise". Select (17): 76. 
  7. ^ "Swervedriver Discography". Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. 

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