Paul Westerberg Suicaine Gratifaction on 180g LP
Available on Vinyl for the Very First Time!
Originally issued on EMD/Capitol in 1999, Suicaine Gratifaction is the third solo album by Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg following 14 Songs (1993) and Eventually (1996). A stormy blend of rockers, acoustic guitar ballads and piano-and-vocal numbers that the singer/songwriter describes as, "fucked-up folk music," Suicaine Gratification is an introspective, somber recording with a relaxed vibe and the simple, low key production from Don Was puts the focus right where it should be on a Paul Westerberg album, on the songwriting.
Esteemed accompaniment from the likes of Don Was (bass), Benmont Tench (piano), Jim Keltner (drums), Shawn Colvin (vocals) and Dave Pirner (vocals) certainly doesn't hurt the proceedings either. Highlights include "It's A Wonderful Lie," "Born For Me," "Lookin' Out Forever" and "Sunrise Always Listens." Available on vinyl for the very first time courtesy of Plain Recordings!
"I felt like the next thing I'm writing has got to be the real "what's going on in my head." I don't care if it's commercial. I don't care if people understand it at all. I guess I feel I made "a commercial effort" on the last record and it was ignored. Nothing like being slapped down for trying. So it was just "the hell with you, then. I'm just gonna make what I like." - Paul Westerberg interview with Mark Brown, 1999
Paul Westerberg Suicaine Gratifaction Track Listing:
1. It's A Wonderful Lie
2. Self Defense
3. Best Thing That Ever Happened
4. Lookin' Out Forever
5. Born For Me
6. Final Hurrah
7. Tears Rolling Up Our Sleeves
8. Fugitive Kind
9. Sunrise Always Listens
10. Whatever Makes You Happy
11. Actor In The Street