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PENELOPE TRIP POLITOMANIA Vinyl Record - 180 Gram Pressing, Remastered, Reissue

PENELOPE TRIP POLITOMANIA Vinyl Record - 180 Gram Pressing, Remastered, Reissue
First reissue; remastered sound; 180-gram vinyl. Politomania was a milestone of Spanish independent pop. An underground hit. A bar that many felt encouraged to reach. A reference point. Originally released in 1992, Penelope Trip's debut album is an unforgettable compendium of intuition, effusiveness, and electric discharge. A visceral and raw piece of work which was related to contemporary Spanish bands with a longer career, such as Cancer Moon and Los Bichos, and firmly broke away from the traditional pop-rock Spanish scene of the time - successful, radio-friendly, supported by the establishment - which was already in decline. The five-piece from Gijon - Cova de Silva, Tito Pintado, Pedro Vigil, David Guardado, Juan Carlos Fernandez - looked toward English band Felt and Swingin' London to choose their name, but their songs contained The Jesus and Mary Chain's unhealthy echo and reverb, The Pastels' candor, and Sonic Youth's passion for noise. Their technical limitations never compromised their voracious desire to express, which combined sudden outbursts with sweetness. Instead of filling in the lyrics dossier with some run-of-the-mill content or turning to the precarious English learned during Spanish high school, the band assumed the textual void and transformed it into a melodic slang that became an identifying mark. No obligations. No conventions. A clear track. They didn't have anything specific to say, but their songs told us many things. Produced by the late Carlos Redondo, ex-member of Los Locos and Felpeyu, Politomania still sounds fresh today. It's imperfect forms are, in fact, the materialization of a background chiseled by listening to bands such as Joy Division, Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, or The Velvet Underground. The spontaneous combustion of 'Spycho,' the noise swipes of 'Tigre Moon,' the poisoned syrup of 'Helly,' the evocative strength of 'Sugar-Colt,' the disturbing iciness of 'Demo,' or the fully preserved attraction of 'Ingrid Superstar' stress the pioneering nature of a pubescent band which was brave enough to venture, without maps or compass, into unknown land. With it's merits and flaws, Politomania represents a proclamation of a new mood contrary to boredom, limitations, and sameness. - Cesar Luquero

Track List
  1. A1. Tigremoon
  2. A2. Helly
  3. A3. Spycho
  4. A4. Demo
  5. B1. Inside the Taxi
  6. B2. Sugar-Colt
  7. B3. Ingrid Superstar
  8. B4. Overdriver

180 Gram Audiophile pressing
This record is pressed onto 180 grams of black audiophile grade vinyl. The heavier weight steadies the record and ensures consistency in pressing and promises the highest fidelity reproduction of the source recording.

Remastered Recording
This version of the record has been remastered from the original verion utilizing the source master tapes and the latest in recording technology.

Reissued Album
This release is the reissue of the original recording, preserving many unique artifacts and details of the original release. This typically includes packaging, content and other materials.

Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

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