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Vinyl, June 18, 1996
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"Beheaded," the opener, is the complicated dilemma of whether life is worth living in lieu of indie-rock stardom, while "Rest of the Day" is the contemplation of whether to get out of bed in the morning. The suicidal tendencies intensify on "Left Behind," before foraying into the more ennui-filled drug-influenced tracks like "Smoke," "Burned Out" and "Withdraw."
"Felo de se" displays the Gnostic trap of inescapable suicide and torture, while "Lares and Penates" and "Losing Memories" focus on more of a Romantic sensory appeal and remembering, all of which puts the focus back to the present-tense.
No questions are definitively answered on this record, but if you were to surmise, the answers would almost certainly be in the negative. The record cover features the simple Bedhead design, with the name of the record, "Beheaded," chisled on what appears to be slate, and what acutely resembles a tombstone. All of which seems to signal what lies therein. Not everyone is going to be into this record, but it does seem to be the sterling example of what this band is capable of. And that, I think, is a powerful thing.
exist...Having listened for years to several other "slowcore" bands, none of them ultimately compare in my mind to the specific magnificence of this here band...detailed song construction, never cheap lyrically/instrumentally, quiet but never silent, loud but never noisy...absolutely meaning-filled music at the deepest register
This album was the first I'd encountered from the band...I was in college and a friend of mine had it playing when I entered the dormroom...I entered just as "Left Behind" was beginning...That and frankly most all Bedhead songs hit me with undying resonance even now...Timeless stuff...I'm not sure I'll ever experience a band with this kind of profound consistency/consistent profundity again in this lifetime...Am grateful I'd walked in on this...
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Bedhead may not be for everyone as they are distinctly a slowcore band, but for those looking for a great and relaxing album then this is a fantastic buy! Read morePublished on January 8, 2006 by C. Cross
At first I was deeply disappointed by this record. I had cherished the squalling wall of guitars that was What Fun Life Was, and so the approach Bedhead takes on this album came... Read morePublished on July 6, 2001
this record is wonderful. i think it's probably the best bedhead album as a whole. if you're just getting into bedhead i would definitely recommend getting this one first. Read morePublished on March 7, 2001 by Luther R