03. The World Comes Tumblin'
05. Distilla Truant
06. Ask The Angels
09. Open Sky
10. Red Carpet and Rebellion
11. Colossus U.S.A.
13. Gypsy Rose Lee
14. The Blackest Years
The startlingly self-assured self-titled debut LP from the Distillers is brash, stabbingly poetic, and masterfully wreckless. 14 diverse punk rock songs range from the most acerbic hardcore to intensely stirring punk anthems, all guided by the stripped-to-the-bone urgency of Brody Armstrong's extraordinary musical vision and the brutal honesy of her authobiographical lyrics. High points include "The World Comes Tumblin'," "Oh Serena" and "Gypsy Rose Lee," and a unique Patti Smith cover.
recorded at westbeach recorders dec. 99-jan. 00 assistant engineers-donnell Cameron & jay Gordon mastered by-Gene Grimaldi at oasis art-jesse fischer and brody photos-b.j papas piano on ask the angels-ronnie King drumtek-mike 'sak' fasano
thank-you: Tim, Brett.g., chris lasel, dave, mike, andy, hellcat, everyone at hellcat/epitaph, stormy, eric ozenne and the nerveagents, u.s. bombs, litmus green, damnation, motochrist, dwarves, x, theduckyboys, rocket from the crypt, rancid, shawn, dogpile, marc diamond-swinghouse, nick 13 tiger army, mike 'sak' fasano, blue meanie, s, moon & toby&h2o, rhonda, cassandra, seth, dottie, the bitches in the back, sara schulte, Christina qualiana, smudge, tomomi, gina.d., sarah baber, the leslie-p's,,bell.., lulu&lucy, gertizrouge, dave sloan, brentbatboy, zabetta, zoe, don at westbeach, the armstrongs, jacinta-le plastier, paulee, hikaru&friedia, jessica, jen johnson, pablo m, Johnny m, joe mazzola, margo, brian, all the kids who put on shows, venues, all the families, people who like us,
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US Rel. Date: 04/25/2000
EU Rel. Date: 04/11/2000
What sets them apart from most other bands in the genre is the songwriting and execution. From the opening track, "Oh Serena," you know the hooks are gonna be there. The sing-along title and the sincere vocals are irresistible. Casper and Kim provide strong background vocals. "Girlfixer" and "Gypsy Rose Lee" are also stand-out cuts in song and lyric.
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