Big Black

Big Black

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Famous American punk-noise-rock act which was active in the 80s and included future superstar producer and critic Steve Albini. They generated a lot of controversy due to their lyrics and overall image (limited edition of "Headache" 12" included gruesome photo of gunshot wound victim). They were also known for acting independently of major labels, not having a lawyer and overall attitude which separated them from typical rock stars. Big Black split up in the late 80s with members moving on to a number of different projects including Arsenal (2) and Shellac
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Big Black Discography

RRBB02 Big Black Lungs (EP) Ruthless Records (2) RRBB02 US 1982 Sell This Version
rrbb07 Big Black Bulldozer (EP) Ruthless Records (2), Fever Records (3) rrbb07 USA & Canada 1983 Sell This Version
FE-002 Big Black Rema-Rema(7", Single, S/Sided) Forced Exposure FE-002 US 1985 Sell This Version
HMS 007 Big Black Racer-X (EP) Homestead Records HMS 007 US 1985 Sell This Version
HMS042 Big Black Il Duce (Single) Homestead Records HMS042 US 1985 Sell This Version
HMS060 Big Black Big Money(12", EP, Ltd, Promo) Homestead Records HMS060 US 1986 Sell This Version
TG-INT-LP-1 Big Black Talk About "Fucking" Blast First TG-INT-LP-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
T&G#20 Big Black Headache (EP) Touch And Go T&G#20 US 1987 Sell This Version
T&G#21 Big Black Heartbeat (Single) Touch And Go T&G#21 US 1987 Sell This Version
T&G#20 / T&G#21 Big Black Headache / Heartbeat Touch And Go, Touch And Go T&G#20 / T&G#21 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BFFP 24 Big Black He's A Whore / The Model (Single) Touch And Go BFFP 24 UK 1987 Sell This Version
18504-1 Big Black Kerosene(12", Single, TP) Southern Records 18504-1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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guetig-gerechtig

guetig-gerechtig

June 13, 2016
One of the best US-Bands ever. Inexorable, uncompromising, fascinating and straight: both - live and in studio. This sound never gets old. Only us.
pasha90

pasha90

April 7, 2016
Subterranean Records had a mail-order catalog with the best description of this band: "Like being trapped in a twisted metal wreckage and learning to love it"
Putyrhandsup

Putyrhandsup

October 20, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Ah Big Black, how I love thee so. Not that Big Black themselves would approve of such mushy, pathetic sentiments as 'Love'. A true bastard band of hideous epic filth, revelling in the degradation of the world around them while burning it all down. Big Black was the sound of my youth and I was a very unhappy child. Also, they had the best artwork ever for a brutal noise rock explosion. The sound of your lungs collapsing while the busdriver rapes your kids. And I'm not saying that for shock value, that's what the songs are about. Classics everyone. Also, try playing 'Jordan, Minnesota' or 'Kerosene' in your techno set and see what happens (usually everyone leaves, but they're wrong so do it anyway). Just don't use 'Songs About Fucking' as sex muzak, though should you find someone it gets off, you're totally in luck.

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