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Seafish Louisville

by The Gits

"Like Billy Holliday Meets the Sex Pistols."-NME A groundbreaking Seattle punk band fronted by Mia Zapata. Includes CDRom and video. Unreleased versions, new songs and early singles. Captures the live feel and serves as Best Of THE GITS.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Whirlwind
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2. Seaweed
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3. Absynthe
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4. Another Shot of Whiskey
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5. Insecurities
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6. Slaughter of Bruce
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7. Precious Blood
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8. While You're Twisting I'm Still Breathing
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9. A
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10. Social Love
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11. It Doesn't Matter
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12. Kings and Queens
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13. Wingo Lamo
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14. Here's to Your Fuck
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15. Second Skin
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16. Daily Bread
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album was created with the help of producer, Jack Endino and I believe that it serves as an excellent retrospective of The Gits' short lived and hard fought career. It is also a testament to Mia Zapata's innate talent as a punk singer and her genuine passion and strength as a woman.

The idea of putting together the album took shape while I spent four months in bed recovering from a shattered lower leg. I lied around listening to dozens of old board tapes of The Gits. Some of the tapes were from the last U.S. tour we did during the summer of 1993. There were several songs we played on that tour which we never had a chance to record...or so I thought.

While in Los Angeles we discussed a contract for recording our third album for Atlantic. Our plan was to do a west coast tour, go home, finish our second album, and then leave on a full U.S. "Rock for Choice" tour. After that we had plans to tour Europe for a second time.

Back in Seattle while recording our second album, "Enter...The Conquering Chicken", our friend and singer, Mia Zapata was murdered. She was scheduled to finish her vocal tracks the following morning but never arrived at the studio. We were all anxious to finish the album and get back on the road. But it all ended the night Mia was abducted raped and strangled to death.

We spent tens of thousands of dollars and a multitude of sleepless nights trying to figure out who did it. Not surprisingly the Seattle Police proved to be of no help at all.

In early 1994 we released, "Enter... the Conquering Chicken." We used the completed vocal tracks to mix a solid 14 song record. The reviews were excellent but the tone of the the press was obviously blue, and did not focus much on the music.

Earlier in 1993 we had played a live show at RCKNDY in Seattle for the filming of the Seattle music scene documentary, HYPE! We had signed a royalty waver the night of the show in exchange for a copy of our music recorded live to 24 tracks. I'd forgotten this important detail.

While in the studio listening to the live tapes from HYPE! I decided to listen to the master tapes of some earlier recording sessions for posterity. There were three tracks that Mia had, in fact, sang on. They had been recorded but never mixed or released. I cried when I listened to her sing on songs that I thought were lost forever. These are "Whirlwind" and "It Doesn't Matter". Also included on those tapes was a haunting intrumental called "Daily Bread".

The other songs on "Seafish Louisville" are remixes of our first E.P. (only 800 pressed.) They are superior versions to the ones we would later re-record. All the material was mixed at the same time by The Gits and Endino.

I recieve e-mails every day from kids just discovering The Gits. They're wondering what we have out or they are doing school papers on The Gits or on Mia. It's pretty cool. Most recently, Experience Music Project museum has prepared a Gits exhibit. One of our songs, "Another Shot of Whiskey" appears on their compilation CD.

Thank you for listening,
Steve Moriarty and THE GITS.


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"Like Billy Holiday Meets the Sex Pistols." A groundbreaking Seattle punk band fronted by Mia Zapata. This album is the definitive retrospective produced by the band. Includes CDRom and video.

Moose

i own 1700 cd's and i keep coming back to this one.
Mia's voice just draws you in and you dont want to escape, anybody in love with the Seattle scene in the 90's needs to have The Gits in there collection. thanks for sharing your music with the world we will miss you Mia.

bRUTHAMAN

THUMBS UP TO THE GITS
GODDAM YOU GUYS KNEW HOW TO WRECK SHOP! DEATH TO THE SOB THAT TOOK HER FROM US

Sharon

Fantastic CD, Love it!
This CD is the true essence of the Gits, Mia's vocals rock.

Born Sloppy (sweden)

Simply a great album!!
Aggressiv! It sounds realy nice and I get alot of inspirations when I write my schoolpapers! Mia Zapatas voice is the best medication for a grey fucking sloppy day... I love it so I just say - buy it!

Margaret

Excellent.
I am usually into somewhat mellower music but this woman's voice is so powerful just grips you instantly and you cant help but love it. I would definitely recommend it.

Heather McCarthy

LOVE.
I adore this album. Mia was such a fucking legendary character.

Jan


My first Gits CD--I will be getting more!!

Alison

This CD rocks my face off.
I am constantly blasting this CD in my car, and have been since I purchased it (about two weeks ago). This album may cause me to get a speeding ticket, but it's a risk I'm willing to take. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING like singing along with "While You're Twisting..." at the top of your lungs. Tighter than tight, this is punk rock you can set your friggin' watch to.

steve(england)


Great album,enjoyed cd rom,i will be buying all the Gits stuff.4 days USA to England excellent service.
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