As Black Lips approach their 20th Anniversary year, their renowned fourth studio album ‘Good Bad Not Evil’, originally released in 2007, gets a celebratory special edition release.
Bending scuzzy boundaries, ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ is a coming-of-age garage rock classic record. Full of hedonistic delinquent anthems, the 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’.
‘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, but this was a band bending the boundaries of their chosen genre. The record was hailed by the likes of NME, who proclaimed it, “a perfect tapestry of sordid pleasure”.
‘Good Bad Not Evil’ is the first expansive reissue from Black Lips catalogue, 2023 will see a selection of their classics revisited.
Available in Classic double black vinyl, gatefold sleeve w/ spot gloss, liner notes, LTD edition double Sky Blue vinyl, gatefold sleeve w/ spot gloss, liner notes, Rough Trade Exclusive: LTD edition double White vinyl, gatefold sleeve w/ spot gloss, liner notes (300 units only) and CD.