Ariel Pink's Haunted GraffitiBefore Today

Label:4AD – CAD3X15
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK & US
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Lo-Fi, Glam, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock, Hypnagogic pop


A1Hot Body Rub
Alto Saxophone, Baritone SaxophoneJim Lehnert
Bass GuitarAaron González
Engineer, ProducerVas Deferens Organization
Guitar, Vocals, Electric Organ [Farfisa]Ariel Pink
TrumpetDennis González*
ViolinTamara Cauble
VocalsEric Lumbleau
A2Bright Lit Blue Skies
Written-ByRonn Campisi
A3L'Estat (Acc. To The Widow's Maid)4:27
A4Fright Night (Nevermore)3:35
A5Round And Round5:09
A6Beverly Kills3:57
B1Butt House Blondies3:28
B2Little Wig5:47
B3Can't Hear My Eyes
Backing VocalsChris Cohen, Nedelle Torrisi
SaxophoneMax "Sax" Kaplan*
B5Menopause Man4:01
B6Revolution's A Lie3:50

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Recorded at House of Blues Studios, Stella Studios, and Haunted Studios in Los Angeles, October 2009 to February 2010, except for "Hot Body Rub", recorded at Klearlight Studios, Dallas, TX.

Mastered at Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA, except for "Round And Round", mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London.

Includes a download coupon.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 52637 30151 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 652637301519
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): CAD3X15 Ⓤ BA98667-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): CAD3X15 Ⓤ BA98667-01 B1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Before Today (CD, Album)4ADCAD3X15CDUK & Europe2010
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Before Today (CDr, Album, Promo)4ADnoneUK2010
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Before Today (CD, Album)Hostess Entertainment Unlimited, 4ADCAD3X15CDJJapan2010
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Before Today (CD, Album)Soyuz Music, 4ADCAD3X15CDRussia2010
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Before Today (CD, Album)4ADCAD3X15CDUS2010



  • dc45's avatar
    Bought this NM from a seller here. I don't hear any substantial crackles, skips, scratches or nothin'.
    • chix4free's avatar
      Just got a sealed copy. Sounded mint until I flipped it over and started playing side B. Major continuous skipping from the beginning until halfway into the first song. No apparent scratch and the stylus works great. Bummer!
      • sovlsacrifice's avatar
        Plenty of staticky noise and ticks as well as some distortion and non-fill on side A, but it sounds decent enough. I bought it in 2017 so idk maybe there was a new repress that fixed these issues, but you can't expect much quality from United.
        • elegantcaste1's avatar
          My copy sounds awesome, except for a recurring click during the first half of the album opener (and I’m pretty sure that’s just from when I lightly scratched it when I was drunk a few years ago). Don’t listen to the bad reviews, this pressing is fantastic. You won’t find lo-fi music as detailed as this.
          • sludgexfeast's avatar
            Glamorously awesome ❤️ For those who complain about the ''pressing'' (which is perfect), stay away from the prior albums to Pom Pom!
            • morrisonhaze's avatar
              Happy to report that this sounds great. Surprisingly great considering it's a lofi album. Nothing wrong with this stuff!
              • JustForYouRecords's avatar
                Edited 6 years ago
                all albums that have thousands of people of the "have" list, have comments saying it's bad vinyl. Mine sounds fantastic, so does my friends and family's copies. maybe they just know how to clean a record or dont have suitcase crosleys
                • Eggplantimus's avatar
                  Unsure about the comments here... I was lucky to snag a new copy for cheap at a local record store and the pressing is of perfectly good quality.
                  • kukesupp's avatar
                    Just purchased the mint LP. My favourite album from AP, not a filler there. Well, this is LO-Fi, so you shouldn't expect great sound from that record. For some old fans the sound of that record is too "hi-fi" anyway, compared AP's earlier works :). Great band, have seen them twice on stage.
                    • hermetic_zeal's avatar
                      If you're looking for a uber "catchy-as-hell" slice of Glam Psych/Funk Rock then look no further. If your looking for quality audio then better skip this vinyl edition. There is much noise and crackles aplenty.


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