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Superchunk

Acoustic Foolish

Merge
LP $18.85

10/25/2019 673855064215 

MRG 642 


From MAC MCCAUGHAN: "Our original idea for an all-acoustic album was for it to be a selection of songs from all our albums, played in the style of an acoustic performance in a record store or a radio station, which we have done quite a bit of over the years (and documented on the first of our Clambake series in 2001). But with 2019 being the 25th anniversary of the Foolish album, it seemed weirder and more interesting to record an acoustic version of one whole album. I didn’t want this to sound like 'acoustic demos recorded 25 years after the fact' or a band trying to 'rock out' except on acoustic guitars, though to be fair we do some rocking out. Once we got into the process of learning how to play the songs on acoustic guitars—some of which we had never performed at all—it made sense to make this record its own thing altogether... The songs themselves, extracted from the drama of the moment and what people wanted to write about then, are more applicable to Real Life than I thought they would be. Without the embarrassing angst of the 25-year-old, they are just songs about transitions, holding grudges or trying not to, letting go of things that aren’t healthy, moving through difficult situations and relationships and trying to be 'normal' in the course of all that, even though there’s no such thing. We are lucky to have ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD, MATT DOUGLAS, PETER HOLSAPPLE, OWEN PALLETT and JENN WASNER lend their great talents to the record and also lucky that JON has an arsenal of small bells and a vibraslap."

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