The Muffs ‎– Blonder And Blonder

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Omnivore Recordings ‎– OVLP-168, Omnivore Recordings ‎– 816651014941
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Baby Blue Marbled
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Tracklist

A1 Agony
A2 Oh Nina
A3 On And On
A4 Sad Tomorrow
A5 What You've Done
A6 Red Eyed Troll
A7 End It All
B1 Laying On A Bed Of Roses
B2 I Need A Face
B3 Won't Come Out To Play
B4 Funny Face
B5 Ethyl My Love
B6 I'm Confused
B7 Just A Game

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Credits

Notes

Includes inner sleeve with lyrics and liner notes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 16651 01494 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 816651014941
  • Matrix / Runout: OVLP168 816651014941-A S-97254 KRG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout: OVLP168 816651014941-B S-97255 KRG@CA

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 45852-2 The Muffs Blonder And Blonder(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9 45852-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
9 45852-4 The Muffs Blonder And Blonder(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 9 45852-4 Indonesia 1995 Sell This Version
9 45852-2 The Muffs Blonder And Blonder(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records 9 45852-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 45852-2 The Muffs Blonder And Blonder(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 9 45852-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
9362-45852-1 The Muffs Blonder And Blonder(LP, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45852-1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version

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mojo_navigator

mojo_navigator

October 28, 2019
Agree with Dinocasino; this is a really, really nice LP. Superbly mastered (no loudness wars) and excellently pressed without any dodgy vinyl anomalies (pops, non-fill etc)

However, great as it is, it is VERY DIFFERENT to the original CD. For those with that CD, you’ll recall that Kim Shattuck’s fiery persona, ball-crunching guitar work and psychotic screams were at the forefront which made it a thrilling listen. And a unique one; you knew that you were listening to a true musical original, a one-of-a-kind.

The problem was of course that the rest of the band were mixed way off in the background and came across as a mere appendage. The mastering on the new LP solves this problem and makes the Muffs sound like a cohesive unit but at the (slight) expense of Kim’s musical personality. While still strong and rocking, the Omnivore LP sounds tamer than the original CD, more of an audiophile experience than a scuzzbucket Punk one. Yet these should not be viewed as negatives, only as curious differences. It’s interesting listening to both and thus I recommend both to Blonder and Blonder fans.

On a musical level, revisiting this recording again in the aftermath of the awful tragedy that befell Kim I was surprised that not only has the music held up (I bought it when it came out originally) but that it seems to be stronger and better than before, proof that her life was clearly not wasted. Here’s hoping her stature grows in the upcoming years as it clearly deserves to.
Dinocasino

Dinocasino

July 29, 2016

Never heard the original pressing, only the CD, but this repress sound great in my ears. Nice package overall!