Tweez

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Tweez
Tweez.jpg
Studio album by Slint
Released 1989
Recorded 1987
Studio Studiomedia, Evanston, Illinois, United States
Genre Post-hardcore, experimental rock, noise rock
Length 29:27
Label Jennifer Hartman
Producer Steve Albini
Slint chronology
Tweez
(1989)
Spiderland
(1991)

Tweez is the debut studio album by American rock band Slint. It was released on the group's self-owned label Jennifer Hartman Records in 1989, and is Slint's only album to feature bassist Ethan Buckler.

Background[edit]

Tweez was recorded at Studiomedia in Evanston, Illinois, and was produced by Steve Albini.

All of the album's song titles are taken from the names of the band members' parents,[1] with the exception of "Rhoda", which was named after drummer Britt Walford's dog: "Ron" and "Charlotte" are named for Walford's parents, "Nan Ding" and "Darlene" for guitarist David Pajo's, "Carol" and "Kent" for guitarist and vocalist Brian McMahan's and "Warren" and "Pat" for those of bassist Ethan Buckler.

On the vinyl version of the album, the individual sides of the record are labelled and given in the track listing as "Bemis" and "Gerber".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 (average)[3]

The album has received generally mixed to positive reviews.

John Bush of Allmusic described the album as "a fine, if bizarre recording, often switching from bass-led rhythm to rhythm in the same song."[2]

Track listing[edit]

The vinyl sides are referred to as "Bemis" and "Gerber".

No. Title Length
1. "Ron" 1:55
2. "Nan Ding" 1:47
3. "Carol" 3:40
4. "Kent" 5:48
5. "Charlotte" 4:29
6. "Darlene" 3:05
7. "Warren" 2:32
8. "Pat" 3:35
9. "Rhoda" 2:36

Personnel[edit]

Slint

Technical

  • Steve Albini (credited as Some Fuckin Derd Niffer) – engineering
  • Edgar Blossom – vocals on "Warren"
  • Joe Oldham – cover photography
  • Lisa Owen – cover design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. ISBN 1843531054. 
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "Tweez – Slint: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards: AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/6290/Slint-Tweez/

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