Superchunk – Foolish: Deluxe Edition

January 01, 1970



When you talk about landmark indie rock albums of the 1990s,
failing to mention Superchunk’s 1994 breakthrough classic Foolish would be well, you know, foolish. And even nearly two
decades in fermentation, Chapel Hill quartet’s
fourth still sounds like a rusty buzzsaw slicing through the sweetest
Entenmann’s danish. In fact, that the band is still having difficulty trying to
properly follow it up 17 years later is a testament to its greatness.


As part of Merge Records’ excellent reissue campaign of the
‘Chunk catalog, Foolish gets the
royal treatment it deserves. This deluxe edition includes expanded artwork to
include bassist Laura Ballance’s photo series of dogs in cars as well as
humorous, insightful liner notes penned by drummer Jon Wurster. And if you
don’t accidentally toss the download card out with the cellophane, you are also
privy to a wealth of digital bonus material, including acoustic b-sides from
the “Driveway to Driveway” single, basement demos and an entire 1994
live show at First Avenue in Minneapolis.


A Fool”, “Driveway to Driveway (acoustic)”, “Lying In State
(live)” (Verlaines cover) RON HART




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