- Audio CD (May 1 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: FAB
- ASIN: B000003740
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
|1. Dig Me Out|
|2. One More Hour|
|3. Turn It On|
|4. The Drama You've Been Craving|
|5. Heart Factory|
|6. Words And Guitar|
|7. It's Enough|
|8. Little Babies|
|9. Not What You Want|
|10. Buy Her Candy|
|11. Things You Say|
|12. Dance Song '97|
The first threee songs on this album are instant classics. 'Dig Me Out' is infectious. Right from the get-go, you know you're onto a good thing when Carrie Brownstein sets in with an incredibly catchy guitar riff, followed by Janet Weiss' solid drumming and Corin Tucker's complementary guitar. After the opener comes One More Hour. It's a sad song dealing with Carrie and Corin's breakup, and the chorus introduces particularly effective vocal interplay between the two, with Corin wailing 'I needed it' and Carrie responding 'I know, it's so hard for you to let it go.'
Then we get Turn It On. Ohh yes. This is an amazing song, a S-K classic. Corin's vocals are particularly delicious. There a section where she descends into quietly muttering 'turn it on' and you know she's got something in store for you. Indeed, moments later she's in full lioness roar mode, and you're hooked.
Other highlights of the album include Things You Say, (one of my fave s-k songs ever) Dance Song 97, the sarcastic yet delightful Little Babies, the wild Words and Guitar and the girl-crush song Buy Her Candy.
Dig Me Out is an exploration of frustrated desire from the woman's point of view. There's anger, confusion - for adolescents it seems essential if only to know that you are not the only one feeling inadequate and longing for something...although it's not a one-dimensional album as some of the earlier S-K songs were. This album, and this band, has definitely changed me, as it most likely will you if you get this CD. Once you get used to Corin's voice, you'll wonder how you ever put up with all those other half-hearted singers.
This album is guarnteed to be your best friend on any lonely night spent home vomitting, lying on your back, staring at the bathroom ceiling; "I wonder when that light went out?"
I would compare this to pretty much any other riot-grrl band, but not nearly as awful. In fact, these girls are ACTUALLY pretty damn good; this is probabaly due to two of them looking like boys.