BLACK LIPS: Good Bad Not Evil 2xLP (Deluxe edition colour vinyl)


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Coloured vinyl. The Black Lips are a raucous rock band out of Atlanta known for their wild live shows that seem to often result in various fluids spurting out of band members. ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ was their fourth album originally emerging in 2007 and sees the original garage meets punk meets Motown album elongated with B sides, rarities, liner notes and photos.

Bending scuzzy boundaries, ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ is a coming-of-age garage rock classic record. Full of hedonistic delinquent anthems, the fourth studio album from Atlanta punks Black Lips reaches it’s 15 year anniversary. This deluxe edition includes unearthed photos and new liner notes from Jared Swilley and King Khan. The second disc features B-sides and rarities including ‘Cruising’, ‘I Wanna Dance With You’ and ‘Leroy Faster’.
“A perfect tapestry of sordid pleasure.” NME

‘Good Bad Not Evil’ perfectly encapsulates the disillusionment of the mid-00s America, slammed between warehouse parties, DIY generator shows and scattered party pics, which was recorded in a little house in Atlanta that had been converted into a studio called the Living Room. Referencing Shangri-Las in the title, this is where their knack for garage gems met Motown; with bass heavy grooves (later remixed by Diplo), a certified country twang and unabashed bravado. Instant hits like ‘Veni Vidi Vici’, ‘Cold Hands’, ‘Bad Kids’ and ‘O Katrina!’ immediately became Black Lips staples.

This was a band caught in the eye of the storm, the touring continued, the parties didn’t stop, this was a band bending the scuzzy boundaries of their chosen genre. The record was hailed by the likes of Pitchfork, who proclaimed, “Black Lips are a go-to band for vintage lo-fi freaks, and their raucous live shows have helped them cross over outside of crusty dive bars. ‘Good Bad Not Evil’, however, is the record where naysayers, disinterested friends and acquaintances, people on the street, and anyone else within earshot has to sit up, shut up, and listen.” …and, shut up and listen they did.


Good Bad Not Evil
A Side
1. I Saw A Ghost (Lean)
2. O Katrina!
3. Veni Vidi Vici
4. It Feels Alright
5. Navajo
6. Lock And Key
7. How Do You Tell A Child That Someone Has Died
B Side
8. Bad Kids
9. Step Right Up
10. Cold Hands
11. Off The Block
12. Slime & Oxygene
13. Transcendental Light

B-Sides and Rarities
C Side
14. Cruising
15. Make It
16. I Wanna Dance With You
D Side
17. Best Napkin I Ever Had
18. My Trouble
19. Leroy Faster
20. Buried Alive