The Clean - Getaway 2001 (2CD 15th Anniversary Remastered Deluxe Edition 2016)
Alternative, Indie, Pop Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:05:39 | 287 MB
Label: Merge Records | Release Year: 2016
15th anniversary reissue. Packaged in a tri-fold digipack, includes a bonus CD compiling live recordings previously issued on Slush Fund (2001) and Syd's Pink Wiring System (2003). 2001’s Getaway may be the best illustration of whatever mercurial, inexplicable musical power animates The Clean. After the band’s initial rush of activity between 1978 and 1982, the trio lay dormant until the end of the ’80s, when a string of reunion shows inspired the Kilgours and Scott to start recording again. After three well-received albums in the first half of the nineties 1990’s Vehicle, 1994’s Modern Rock, and 1996’s Unknown Country The Clean disappeared again until the end of the decade, when another tour inspired another record. While playing gigs across New Zealand in celebration of their original label Flying Nun, David says they brought along a TEAC 4-track quarter-inch tape machine. “As usual, we started jamming and recording, and before you know, we thought we may be onto an LP.” Speed and spontaneity ended up defining Getaway.