Eight Songs (album)

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8 Songs was released in 1991 on C/Z Records.

  • LP C/Z Rec CZ002
    • black wax edit. 1500
    • white wax edit. 500

Recorded live to 2 track at Ironwood, February 8, 1986.

Variations have been released as Six Songs (1986, vinyl), Eight Songs (1991, vinyl), 10 Songs (1991, CD) and 26 Songs (2003, CD). The songs are taken from two sessions in 1986.

Track listing

  1. "Easy As It Was" – 2:39
  2. "Now A Limo" – 0:53
  3. "Grinding Process" – 2:44
  4. "#2 Pencil" - 3:08
  5. "At A Crawl" – 3:13
  6. "Disinvite" – 1:23
  7. "Snake Appeal" – 1:52
  8. "Show Off Your Red Hands" – 2:57

Personnel

  • Chris Hanzsek - Producer/Engineer
  • Gina Griffin - Assistant
  • Jerry Irwin - Assistant
  • Paul Scoles - Assistant

Notes

Dale Crover said this about the various C/Z Records versions of this release: "The way it was (recorded), it could have been better. We set up live in a 24-track studio and the original 7” sounds all boxed in. Since it was our first record, we really didn’t know what we were doing. I think the songs are OK, but the sound quality should have been much better for what it was. The re-release of that on C/Z was actually a different recording. We recorded the songs twice because on the first one, the vocals were a little bit distorted, a little bit too hot, and our bass player (Matt Lukin of Mudhoney) had only changed one string on his bass, so this one string was really bright and the others were dead. We went back in the studio and did them again and put the second (session) out. When we listened back to the first one a long time later, we just thought it sounded way better, so when they re-issued it (on C/Z) we had them put that one out."


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