Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
On Sentridoh's The Original Losing Losers, Sebadoh's Lou Barlow offers a varied sampling of the rough home recordings he made between 1982 and 1991. The 43-song collection, revised from past releases like 1990's Losers, fi... more »
On Sentridoh's The Original Losing Losers, Sebadoh's Lou Barlow offers a varied sampling of the rough home recordings he made between 1982 and 1991. The 43-song collection, revised from past releases like 1990's Losers, finds Barlow shifting between acoustic existentialist ("Meaningless Dead End"), noise-happy Jad Fair disciple ("I Feel Good Inside About Me"), friendly weaver of child songs ("Purple and Green"), and undersexed eponymous loser ("King of the Dull Thump"). Barlow puts it best in his introductory "Commercial" when he calls the record both "inferior tapes of stupid self-involvement" and "true indie-folk trendsetting."--Roni Sarig
A man a tape recorder and a twisted sence of humor.......
jason pike | salem mass | 07/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"well this album is great to sit and hear a song writer like lou barlow with no buddy backing him up is a bold statement. when he was not playing with j mascus he was in his bed room trying to get his own identity down and here it is.you also get some early versions of some sebadoh stuff to.some of the music may get a little annoying at times but to really appreciate a album like this you have to know that he was not in a good place at the time.im glad he made up sebadoh after this and you can see how he progressed as a song writer and a music prodution person.i think this album is not for everyone its not really that hip or cool .so if you like acoustic folk terrorism youd love it..............................."
Music for the self-involved...
jason pike | 08/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before Sebadoh, there was (to quote Dinosaur Jr.'s album You're Living All Over Me) "Lou and Lou alone in his room". The Original Losing Losers is an excellent collection of a young, and even then, hyper-sensitive (see track 26) Lou Barlow recording music at home, by himself (and sometimes with others). The CD includes a great instrumental track called "Freed Pig". One track to look out for is "Give Up", a song that appears as a more polished version on Sebadoh's Bakesale. This is Lou in a raw experimental stage. See where it all began. Recommended for anyone who is into Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and Folk Implosion."