Buffalo Tom

Birdbrain

£20.99
  • Buffalo Tom - Birdbrain
9th October 2020 / Ltd LP / Beggars Banquet

Buffalo Tom

Birdbrain

£20.99

Limited edition repress of Buffalo Tom's second album. Full of delicious J Mascis shaped fuzz to the production.

Beggars Arkive is excited to announce a limited edition 30-year Anniversary edition of Buffalo Tom’s epic second album Birdbrain. Available on mint green vinyl, the album has been out of print for years.

Buffalo Tom (Bill Janovitz, Chris Colbourn and Tom Maginnis) formed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984 - a breeding ground of post punk guitar bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Pixies. The three longstanding bandmates recognize the achievement of their longevity as a creative unit. Initially offering a raw, propulsive sound that emphasized Janovitz’s imposing guitar squall on such early releases as 1989’s Buffalo Tom and 1990’s Birdbrain, Buffalo Tom’s early approach gave way to a more melodic, yet no less distinctive, style on 1992’s Let Me Come Over (including the hit ballad “Taillights Fade”), 1993’s Big Red Letter Day (including the hit “Soda Jerk”) and 1995’s Sleepy Eyed.

Their friendship with J. Mascis helped the band’s career take off by assisting with the production on the band’s first two albums; their self-titled debut, and Birdbrain.

Since Birdbrain’s release 30 years ago, many songs from it album have become live favourites including the epic title track “Birdbrain”, and “Enemy”. Trouser Press wrote that “[Birdbrain] boasts most of Buffalo Tom’s best songs.”

Buffalo Tom continues to make fantastic music, and they only get better with age. Their most recent album Quiet and Peace, came out in 2018.

Birdbrain
Skeleton Key
Caress
Guy Who Is Me
Enemy
Crawl
Fortune Teller
Baby
Directive
Bleeding Heart
Format /Ltd LP
Released /9th October 2020
Catalogue / BBQ2179LP
Barcode / 607618217914
Artist / Buffalo Tom
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