Swervedriver ‎– Mezcal Head

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CRECD 143 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album) Creation Records CRECD 143 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SCR 474135 2, CRECD 143 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD) Creation Records, Creation Records SCR 474135 2, CRECD 143 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
31454 0129 2 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album) A&M Records 31454 0129 2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
SCR 414135 2, 474135 2 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album) Creation Records, Creation Records SCR 414135 2, 474135 2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
CRECD 143 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album) Creation Records CRECD 143 UK 1993 Sell This Version
72438 392072 3 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album) Creation Records 72438 392072 3 France 1993 Sell This Version
31454 0129 2 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album) A&M Records 31454 0129 2 US 1993 Sell This Version
ESCA 5842 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album) Creation Records, Epic ESCA 5842 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CRECD 143P Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album, Promo) Creation Records CRECD 143P UK 1993 Sell This Version
31454 0129 2 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album, Promo) A&M Records 31454 0129 2 US 1993 Sell This Version
31454 0129 4, 314540129-4 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(Cass, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 31454 0129 4, 314540129-4 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
C-CRE 143 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(Cass, Album) Creation Records C-CRE 143 UK 1993 Sell This Version
31454 0129 4 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(Cass, Album) A&M Records 31454 0129 4 US 1993 Sell This Version
31454 0129 4 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(Cass, Album, Promo) A&M Records 31454 0129 4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CRELP 143 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(LP, Album) Creation Records CRELP 143 UK 1993 Sell This Version
88697364102 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Creation Records 88697364102 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
SMR-007, HSS-1032, B0012422-02 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album, RE, RM) Second Motion Records, Hi-Speed Soul, Universal Music Special Markets SMR-007, HSS-1032, B0012422-02 US 2009 Sell This Version
LP-SMR-007, HSS-1032-1 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(LP, Num, RE) Second Motion Records, Hi-Speed Soul LP-SMR-007, HSS-1032-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
LP-SMR-007, HSS-1032-1 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(LP, RE, TP) Second Motion Records, Hi-Speed Soul LP-SMR-007, HSS-1032-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
MOCCD13465, 87162627225493 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(CD, Album, RE) Music On CD, Music On CD MOCCD13465, 87162627225493 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
MOVLP1851 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Mez) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1851 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
MOVLP1851 Swervedriver Mezcal Head(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1851 Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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slimjw

slimjw

January 15, 2019
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1851
Fantastic sounding pressing. I have the original Creation LP from 1993 and this one is far superior.
Danyc

Danyc

July 15, 2018
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Album, CRELP 143
How does this compare sound wise to the 2011 repress?
Danyc

Danyc

June 14, 2018
referencing Mezcal Head, CD, Album, CRECD 143
Probably goes without say, but f**k this album is amazing and never gets old! If for some reason you've been living under a rock for the last 25 years, get your head in the game and listen to this masterpiece! So damn good! Thank you Adam and Co. for this gem!
Pinkford-Panther

Pinkford-Panther

May 18, 2018
edited 11 months ago
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Album, CRELP 143
Creation released many great albums around the period of the late 80's and the early '90's and this Swervy album 'Mezcal Head' sits among them at the top of the list. In fact it's one of the best albums of the 1990's full stop. It's a damn near perfect record and is truly deserving of it's (cult) classic status. It seems that many groups struggle to top their debut albums but not in Swervedriver's case...they got even better on their follow up. It's everything that is great about Swerevdriver on one album. It's inspired and down right addictive - full of energy and a vibrancy in their playing. The band just stepped everything up from 'Raise' by a good few notches and literally raised the bar here. It's the melodies that come through much more strongly. Mezcal Head is a blissful noise right from the get-go and barely lets up; crescendos of bright shimmering guitar lines driven by tight powerful drumming throughout but cutting through all of this are mesmeric melodies like beams of bright sunlight that just grab hold of you and don't let you go. There are songs on here that you don't want to end....it's noisy, it's hypnotic, it's dreamy and the superb front cover reflects the spirit which emerges from out the grooves: hot & hazey. It's Swervedriver at their best.
jestoon

jestoon

March 16, 2018
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1851

Pressing sounds great. Like the reviewer below, I only have the A&M CD from 1993 to compare it to, but both sound wonderful
alternapop

alternapop

December 20, 2017
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Mez, MOVLP1851
Different track listings than the original 1993 vinyl which has "Mickey" as track A4 but this has "MM Abduction", and '93s track B1 is "Dragging It Under" versus 2011 has "Harry & Maggie". Same songs but different titles.
alternapop

alternapop

November 26, 2017
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Num, RE, LP-SMR-007, HSS-1032-1
Different track listings than the original 1993 vinyl which has "Mickey" as track A4 but this has "MM Abduction", and '93s track B1 is "Dragging It Under" versus 2011 has "Harry & Maggie". Same songs but different titles.
alternapop

alternapop

November 26, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1851
Does Side 2 track B1 really say "Dragging It Under" versus the more limited edition/colored version which has "Harry & Maggie"? Same song but different titles.

This is different from the original '93 vinyl release which has A4 "Mickey" and B1 "Dragging It Under".
tordhovde

tordhovde

August 21, 2017
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Mez, MOVLP1851
FYI: I received a copy without the insert, all I did was send them an email asking if I could get one and they did!
plaidzebra

plaidzebra

August 18, 2017
referencing Mezcal Head, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1851

I found this pressing to be very good. I can only compare to the original cd release and the remastered cd release, but the sound is detailed, well balanced and full. While MOV has a spotty reputation (I've only heard two of their pressings, one was excellent and the other was disappointing) I think they've done a fine job with this pressing. Swervedriver fans, purchase with confidence.