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ARTIST
TITLE
Independence
FORMAT
LP+CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SXM 02-2016LP SXM 02-2016LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/1/2016

180-gram LP in audiophile sleeve with CD. Limited edition of 500. Reissue of the 1989 second album by Sex Museum, commemorating the band's 30th anniversary in 2015. Features faithfully reproduced original cover art and an insert with texts in English and Spanish. Remastered from the original sources. Supervised and produced by the band members. "1988 and 1989 were exciting years of touring in Europe and constantly playing concerts. . . . During this time we met our travel companion Juan Hermida, and his label Romilar D, who seemed to understand and share our direction. Juan would become a fundamental supporter to our cause. . . . . Our influences were expanding to the '70s, from BÖC, Alice Cooper, Blue Cheer, MC5, the Stooges to Deep Purple or Pretty Things, or even a step further to the Small Faces, Humble Pie and the Who. On top of that, there were the Miracle Workers, the Nomads, the Celibate Rifles, The Fluid, Mudhoney and the return of Neil Young to the primordial ROAR. . . . The recording of the album was simple and quick, but the final product and mix brought problems, just as had happened with our previous recordings. Our sound in the studio recordings was always very clean and neat, and as much as we worked and played hard in the studio, the recordings were nowhere close to replicating our live sound in concert, which was more representative of our true sound. Sound technicians and studio engineers were always the owners of the studio, and would never push the levels so high . . . they didn't want to force anything because they were afraid to break the equipment or their reputation. Our recording and mix sessions used to be full of tension that soon led to bad feelings. At the time we were very young and not respected by engineers, and we didn't want to annoy or cause problems but we felt that we couldn't get the sound we wanted. It always amazed us how it was impossible to make the guitars louder. Independence would be the last album that we recorded with a sound engineer older than us. The decision was made and it was a good time to take a first steps towards something more visceral, which would take shape in the next decade, the '90s."