The Black Lips reveal 20th Anniversary reissues

2023 marks twenty years of Atlanta legendary garage rock gurus, Black Lips. To celebrate, Fire Records will be revisiting their comprehensive catalogue throughout the year with a selection of limited edition reissues finally back on vinyl.

The first selection includes ‘Arabia Mountain’, ‘Let It Bloom’, ‘Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art’, ‘Underneath The Rainbow’ and ‘200 Million Thousand’  set for release on 27th January.

You can catch Black Lips touring their acclaimed recent album Apocalypse Love in Australia in early March on their first tour of the year too.


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Black Lips ‘Good Bad Not Evil’

‘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. ‘Good Bad Not Evil’  features B-sides & rarities including ‘Cruising’, ‘I Wanna Dance With You’ & ‘Leroy Faster’. Plus new liner notes from Jared Swilley & King Khan.

Available on Limited Edition Sky Blue 2LP, Rough Trade Limited Edition White 2LP, Black 2LP & CD



Black Lips ‘Arabia Mountain’

Sixth full-length from the heady daze of 2011, ‘Arabia Mountain’  was recorded between Brooklyn and Atlanta in 2010, and with the collaborative assistance of celebrated producer Mark Ronson, Lockett Pundt (Deerhunter), and a human skull with a microphone jammed into it. “I was already a fan of the Black Lips coming into it and I definitely didn’t want to f**k up anything”  Ronson told Rolling Stone…and f**k up he did not. The production tests the limits of modern amplification, harkening to the full, meaty sound of The Stooges’ Fun House or Lola Versus Powerman by the Kinks.

Available on limited edition yellow vinyl and black vinyl


Black Lips ‘Let It Bloom’

The classic third album from the Black Lips, originally released in 2005 and now back on vinyl! The band at their trashy best; more melodic but every bit as psychotic. If The Royal Trux had listened to the Troggs instead of the Rolling Stones, they might have recorded this album.. a masterpiece. 16 tracks of grimy and chaotic punk, scuzzy and raw, and catchy as hell.

Available on limited edition blue vinyl and black vinyl



Black Lips ‘Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art’

This 2017 record features a musically evolved Black Lips, who still stay true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n’ roll. ‘Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art’  features guest contributions from Yoko Ono and was produced by Sean Lennon. A sonically captivating document that is as creatively unhinged as it is precisely executed, one of the rawest and most expansive albums in the band’s history.

Available on Double Black Vinyl


Black Lips ‘Underneath The Rainbow’

An essential slice of Black Lips history, seventh studio album ‘Underneath The Rainbow’  is now back on vinyl and features fan favourites such as ‘Boys in the Wood’ and ‘Funny’. The band convened at Dunham Studios in New York to record initial tracks with Dap Kings music director Tommy Brenneck (Cee Lo, Charles Bradley), then decamped to Nashville to record several songs with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys producing, finally rounding out the album with a couple of songs co-produced with lifetime Lips recording collaborator, Ed Rawls.

Available on limited edition red vinyl



Black Lips ‘200 Million Thousand’

The follow up to the widely successful ‘Good Bad Not Evil’, the 2009 album is a perfect amalgam of their high-end live shows and subculture songwriting, meshed tightly to the Lips’ distinctive howl. Crunching through the gears in a haze of psychedelia and finally back on vinyl, ‘200 Million Thousand’  is their acclaimed psyche pop gem.

Available on limited edition white vinyl



The same rapturous energy as The Sonics and The 13th Floor Elevators

The Guardian

A perfect tapestry of sordid pleasure