Limited edition hand screened pressing for Record Store Day 2013! Numero Group has reached into the vaults to bring you the beginnings of seminal post rockers Unwound. Here is what they have to say about this stellar release: The first volley in our massive Unwound reissue campaign lands as Big Baby, a previously unreleased album's worth of material that the band cut in 1990 while still students at Tumwater High, operating as a trio under the Giant Henry moniker. "Tumwater High has always been known as a 'redneck' school," guitarist/vocalist Justin Trosper reflects in the album's liner notes. "People took football and AC/DC equally seriously. The smoking area was rich in facial hair. We were into punk rock, but we weren't really 'punk.' We thought punk was funny. After all this was the late '80s. Post-punk was a memory, and everything was totally damaged and weird. We were kind of more with the times than the catalog-punks with mohawks and bondage pants." Recorded in original Unwound drummer Brandt Sandeno's parents' basement over a weekend in the winter of 1991, the 12-track, vinyl-only Big Baby captures Vern Rumsey and Justin Trosper in their Metal Circus and Bleach-influenced halcyon days. In true DIY spirit, we've hand-screened the entire pressing of 1050 LPs, with three cover variants featuring Justin, Vern, and Brandt looking too young even for Tumwater High.
- 1st ever release of Unwound’s Tumwater High-era recordings
- three hand-screened cover variants (ships randomly)
- 1050 copies only
- music label: Numero Group 2013
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 05/2013
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