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L7 - Bricks Are Heavy (LP) - Vinyl Record LP

L7 - Bricks Are Heavy (LP)

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L7's enormously popular third record, produced by Butch Vig! 2015  reissue on 180-gram vinyl.


Though they hailed from sunny L.A., L7 became the poster girls for grunge in 1992, with the meteoric success of their third album, Bricks Are Heavy. While their previous efforts had sounded sloppy and uneven, Nevermind producer Butch Vig helped the girls obtain a tight, compact sound on Bricks, pushing them to focus on their songwriting to boot. After all, great albums need great songs, and that's exactly what you have here. Mosh-pit anthem "Everglade" (sung by bassist Jennifer Finch) will simply knock you on your ass, and big single "Pretend We're Dead" is so good that its tough swagger harks back to seminal bad girl anthems like Joan Jett's "I Love Rock'n'Roll," Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," and even the Go-Go's -- well, maybe not the Go-Go's. The sardonic "Diet Pill" tackles female compulsions with clever irony, and even when they let their mega-riffing take over on such full-throttle stomps as "Wargasm," "Mr. Integrity," and "Shitlist," L7 still manage to imbue their lyrics with humor and substance. Inevitably, a few songs (especially "Slide") tend to push the Nirvana envelope just a tad, but Vig's involvement aside, these four ladies had been doing this kind of thing for as long as the Seattle trio. L7's crowning achievement, Bricks Are Heavy sadly proved to be an impossible act to follow, and the band gradually faded into obscurity thereafter.

-All Music


A1 Wargasm 2:40
A2 Scrap 2:53
A3 Pretend We're Dead 3:53
A4 Diet Pill 4:21
A5 Everglade 3:18
A6 Slide 3:37
B1 One More Thing 4:07
B2 Mr. Integrity 4:06
B3 Monster 2:56
B4 Shitlist 2:55
B5 This Ain't Pleasure 2:42

Original Release Year: 1992

Label: Plain Recordings

Catalog #: plain193

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New

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