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Razorblade Suitcase

Bush Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
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1. Personal Holloway
2. Greedy Fly
3. Swallowed
4. Insect Kin
5. Cold Contagious
6. A Tendency To Start Fires
7. Mouth
8. Straight No Chaser
9. History
10. Synapse
11. Communicator
12. Bonedriven
13. Distant Voices

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It's hard to deny that "Swallowed"--the first single from Bush's difficult second album Razorblade Suitcase--has a way with a rousing, seismic chorus. It's just a shame that the same dynamics were born with Husker Du, minted by The Pixies, and perfected by Nirvana while Bush were still gigging their way around London's fleapits, waiting for their big break. No, Razorblade Suitcase--like Bush's debut, Sixteen Stone--isn't actually that bad. It's just perplexing to see a band this successful make a career out of stepping in other band's footsteps. Steve Albini, producer of Razorblade Suitcase does his erstwhile best to pervert Bush's radio-clean grunge, as on "Insect Kin"--but as he was the producer of Nirvana's In Utero, you can't help but feel that Razorblade Suitcase apes that record's fractured angst as surely as Sixteen Stone crept in on the tail of Nevermind. --Louis Pattison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars bitter bitter people... April 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
whoever is sitting here dissing Bush,get yourselves a real hobby.there are plenty of groups I dont like,but I dont go around imparting my distaste for a group that other people like. Id love to see some constructive critism going on here...also, I HAVE heard of Mother Love Bone,GReen River,and Mudhoney. Mark Arm's voice isnt too bad.Although Babes in Toyland,Bikini Kill,and HOle were just as influential in the grunge movement.CHicks rock.I wonder about people that say they cant stand Bush,why are you giving so much thought to who they sound or dont sound like?Hmm seems to me they made an impact in some sort of way. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Grunge Album of the 90s July 10 2004
By R. Goss
Format:Audio CD
Yes, with a title like that, it seems like I'm almost inviting the knives to come out. After all, how could a British grunge band so far removed from the Seattle scene ever possibly expect to put out a "real" grunge album.
But that's just geography. Regardless of where they hail from, it's hard to dispute that Bush were one of the most talented grunge bands of the 90s. And as a true fan, I'll vehemently differ with any of those who would rate Sixteen Stone higher than Razorblade Suitcase. Yes, their first album was unquestionably a strong debut, and with such solid tracks as "Bomb", "Machinehead," "Everything Zen" and "Testorone"--to say nothing of the big hit "Glycerine"--it seems easy to see why people would say that.
But I challenge you this: listen to the two albums from start to finish. Sixteen Stone has some great tracks, but as an album, it is often uneven and unbalanced. The songs don't blend into each other nearly as well, and there are times when certain songs jump out so abruptly that you question the entire production process.
Razorblade Suitcase is definitely a bird of a different feather. While it may lack that one killer track like "Glycerine" or "Machinehead," what it does give you instead is a great sense of songwriting balance. Unline Stone, Razorblade's tracks meld into each other with a sense of planning and precision that its predecessor badly lacked. Listen, for instance, to the sharp ending of the incredibly powerful track "Greedy Fly" followed up by Gavin Rossdale's hauntingly beatiful strum-vocal entry on "Swallowed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 90's Alternative Music Will Never Fade Away May 31 2004
By Audrey
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion, "Razorblade Suitcase" is equal in greatness to the five times platinum "Sixteen Stone," both of which are far better than the next two full albums. The next two albums, "The Science of Things" and "Golden State" were disappointing beyond belief. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Second Bush Album: Mostly Slow Alt Rock Oct. 4 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
On this second album by Bush, Winston (Gavin Rossdale's hairy black dog) appears once again, this time growling in the first few seconds of track #1, "Personal Holloway". This beginning part almost always upsets my own dog, so I tend to skip this song or just mute the first few seconds of it. "Personal Holloway" is one of the few fast tracks on "Razorblade Suitcase" from beginning to end; the other really fast one is #9 ("History").
Track #2 ("Greedy Fly") has a slow beginning (like a lot of the tracks on here) and is one of my favorite songs on this CD. (My absolute favorite would have to be #5, "Cold Contagious", though.) I love the video to "Greedy Fly" as well; it's terrifically dark and creepy, although a bit confusing.
Another slow-moving song is #3 ("Swallowed"), which I've found a lot of other listeners either love or hate--or are still kind of undecided like I am. I tend to like the remix version of this song on Bush's "Deconstructed" album (which I'd recommend over "Razorblade Suitcase", but only if you like electronica). In fact, I like a lot of the remixed versions better, such as #4 ("Insect Kin") and #7 ("Mouth").
There aren't a lot of band photos in this booklet like in "Sixteen Stone", just a lot of random fiery images taken by a (more than likely) pyromaniac photographer. The lyrics are also all out of order, and the words for "Mouth" are missing (or maybe I just need to look harder).
Without a doubt, Bush's first CD ("Sixteen Stone") is their best, but this sophomore effort isn't half-bad, though there aren't as many fast, addictive tracks as before. The majority of songs on "Razorblade Suitcase" are slow and occasionally depressing, but this CD is still worth listening to if you're a diehard Bush fan.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit Disappointed
Didn't grab me like the First release but I probably need to give it time.
Swallowed is still on the radio occasionally.
Published 4 months ago by RTK in NWO
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service
Great service and products in excellent condition. Fast delivery time as well. Highly recommend ordering from these guys. Read more
Published on March 1 2012 by Angel21
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the 90s
Razorblade Suitcase is one of the best albums in the 90s and Swallowed and Mouth are two of the best songs on the album. Read more
Published on March 23 2007 by Vader
3.0 out of 5 stars from sixteen stone to this?-dang
"sixteen stone" is easily one of my favorite albums of all time.with RS, bush tries to mellow it out a little bit-and fails for the most part. Read more
Published on April 16 2004 by J. Moscatello
5.0 out of 5 stars best dude rock band album!
I absolutely loved this CD when I first bought it when it came out in 1997,at the impressionable age of 14. Read more
Published on April 2 2004 by Jen Beane
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Music....Just DON'T Listen to the Lyrics
The music is beautiful, scratchy, spacy, wet. The lyrics are horrible. Bush is not William S. Burroughs, as much as they want to be. Read more
Published on March 25 2004 by Casey Kent
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding CD
I don't know who keeps comparing Bush with Nirvana and grunge rock, but it's really rediculous. Some of you who rate these give Bush 1 star because some ass who did the editorial... Read more
Published on March 20 2004 by Sam Fatboy
1.0 out of 5 stars Fourth-rate Wannabe Grunge
To memphisbowlerpimp, noone has ever credited Bush with starting the grunge movement, as Bush came out with their first album the SAME year that Kurt Cobain died (arguably the end... Read more
Published on March 14 2004 by shootandloot
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst record in my collection.
A singer who can't sing, a guitarist who can't play, and a drummer that can't keep time... it's like swimming with lead weights tied to your feet. Read more
Published on Jan. 13 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars BUSH ROCKS
Published on Dec 5 2003 by taylor
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