LP, Deluxe Edition, Sky Blue Vinyl
Fire Records (2022) UK, EU, US
- Ltd edition Double Sky Blue Vinyl, Gatefold sleeve w/ spot gloss, liner notes + DL card.
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 its 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'.
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.