Foolish (Remastered)

Superchunk

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MRG060R | Release Date September 13, 2011

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Their fourth full-length album (and their first full-length for Merge), often lauded and criticized for shifts in mood, tempo, and evening wear.

Peter Margasak, the man who booked the first Superchunk show in Chicago, writes: “When the band recorded Foolish with Brian Paulson up in Minneapolis, they were actually more concerned with making a great record than savvy biz prognostication. And, indeed, Foolish stands as one of the band’s greatest accomplishments, a blast of songwriting growth (dare I say maturation?) that arrived without taking the band’s trademark energy and power as a casualty. Paulson, who mixed the album with the band at Steve Albini’s home studio in Chicago, brought clarity to Superchunk’s roar, particularly to the buzzsaw blur of the guitar wail laid out by Jim Wilbur and McCaughan, but it was the songs that ultimately knocked everyone flat–and many of them remain the most ubiquitous and adored items in the foursome’s repertoire.”

The Foolish CD and LP reissue will include the following bonus material: The Clambakes, Vol. 6: One in a Row, a 64-minute live recording from 1994 of Superchunk's show at First Avenue in Minneapolis during the Foolish tour; three songs from rehearsals in Jon Wurster's basement taped just before the band entered the studio to record the album; and three acoustic b-sides from the "Driveway to Driveway" EP. Instructions to download the bonus material will be printed on a download coupon packaged with the CD or LP. Digital versions of Foolish do not include the bonus content.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Like a Fool 04:42 $0.99 Buy
Play The First Part 04:47 $0.99 Buy
Play Water Wings 04:03 $0.99 Buy
Play Driveway to Driveway 04:41 $0.99 Buy
Play Saving My Ticket 03:25 $0.99 Buy
Play Kicked In 04:22 $0.99 Buy
Play Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything 04:33 $0.99 Buy
Play Without Blinking 03:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Keeping Track 04:42 $0.99 Buy
Play Revelations 03:38 $0.99 Buy
Play Stretched Out 04:13 $0.99 Buy
Play In a Stage Whisper 03:59 $0.99 Buy

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