QUICKSAND – “Slip”LP (green)


Iodine Records

‘Green Galaxy’ vinyl. 2023

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Quicksand – “Slip” LP

A landmark recording for American hardcore as the genre progressed from the 1980s in to the new frontiers of the 1990s. The long overdue reissue of an important album that has never been an easy find on vinyl, although, I see on Discogs that there was a Polydor repress in 2012 – so now available for the first time in over a decade, and released on indie/hardcore label Iodine. An album that is both of its time, and timeless (I’ve never stopped playing it). Fugazi lead the way when it came to progressing beyond the limitations of teenage hardcore punk, while, following close behind, Quicksand took on a slightly more commercial approach – but crucially, they were hardcore musicians who allowed a rock influence; as opposed to someone like Clutch, not a million miles different in terms of style/sound, but who were, from the off, a rock band with a rock attitude. Big difference. Anyway, the end result was a template for 90’s ‘post-hardcore’, and, well, you write a song as amazing as “Dine Alone” who gives a toss what genre you ascribe to.
The 30th anniversary edition of Slip has been completely remastered using the original 1993 master tapes. It does also include the bonus track “How Soon is Now?” tagged onto the end – a cover version that is almost better than the original; but at the same time is nowhere near as good as the preceding songs penned by Quicksand themselves.
Recorded by band members Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Moondog), Tom Capone (Beyond, Bold), Sergio Vega (Deftones, Moondog), and Alan Cage (Beyond, Seaweed), and co-produced by Steven Haigler (Pixies) and Don Fury (for the tracks taken from the Rev 7″). Remastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden. This is the second pressing (of the current Iodine repress), on red galaxy vinyl.

Additional information

Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 36 × 34 × .5 cm