Big Black - Lungs LP

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Lungs is the first EP by American post-hardcore band Big Black. It was released on December 1982 on Ruthless Records and was reissued in 1992 on Touch and Go Records. A 19-year-old Steve Albini played nearly every instrument on Lungs, with "sax bleats" by Albini's college friend John Bohnen and drums being handled by "Roland," a drum machine that was credited as a member of the band.[citation needed] The EP was used to recruit the other members of Big Black. Lungs was recorded on a TEAC 3340 loaned to Albini in exchange for a case of beer.

The original EP came with an array of objects, including loaded squirt guns, bloody pieces of paper (one of Albini's friends suffered from a nosebleed), dollar bills, condoms, concert tickets, Bruce Lee trading cards, pictures of old people and firecrackers. Things like fishhooks and razorblades were discounted, fearing lawsuits.

 

 

Tracklist
A1 Steelworker
A2 Live In A Hole
A3 Dead Billy

B1 I Can Be Killed
B2 The Crack
B3 Rip

 

Label: Touch And Go ‎– TG89
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Reissue, Repress
Country: UK & US
Released: 2012