U-Men (2) ‎– U-Men


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SP 1143 U-Men (2) U-Men(2xCD, Comp, RM) Sub Pop SP 1143 US 2017 Sell This Version
SP 1143 U-Men (2) U-Men(3xLP, Comp) Sub Pop SP 1143 US 2017 Sell This Version
SP 1143 U-Men (2) U-Men(3xLP, Comp, Promo) Sub Pop SP 1143 US 2017 Sell This Version


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January 1, 2018
referencing U-Men, 2xCD, Comp, RM, SP 1143
Although it is marketed and labeled as the band entire studio recorded discography this is untrue. A voice sampling at the beginning and end of the band's only LP "Step On a Bug" is missing and "Blue Xmas" from the ultra rare compilation "Christmas '84" is missing entirely. A live version of "Shoot 'Em Down" from the compilation "Woodshock 85" is also absent.


November 6, 2017
referencing U-Men, 3xLP, Comp, SP 1143
The mix is kind of quiet and the vinyl itself is a bit more on the flimsy side. It is crankable and doesn't distort too terribly upon doing so. I typically despise boxsets but this one doesn't overstuff itself with pointless and barely audible live bootlegs and outtakes. The band didn't have very much material to cover in the first place which makes this a rather painless listen straight through. Top notch act that easily could have been a mainstay on Touch and Go Records in the 90s (a la Jesus Lizard, Butthole Surfers, Shellac, etc.) The box itself is a thing of beauty. It's sturdy and simple but looks great. The booklet is a nice touch and offers firsthand insight from the band. Top contender for my favorite release of 2017.