Band: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Album: Yanqui U.X.O.
Released: November 4, 2002 (Europe)
Released: November 11, 2002 (everywhere else)
1. 9-15-00 Length: 16:27
2. 9-15-00 Length: 6:17
3. rockets fall on rocket falls Length: 20:42
4. motherfucker=redeemer Length: 21:22
5. motherfucker=redeemer Length: 10:10
Tracks 1 and 2, and 4 and 5 are really long and were put on two tracks. I
believe they also did this because their songs are based on several small songs
put all in one and those just didn't fit with the whole song, so they put
them on separate tracks.
Members: Efrim: guitar
(1) recorded by steve albini at ELECTRICAL AUDIO while autumn fell. (2)
godspeed you! black emperor (1998-2002); aidan, bruce, david, efrim, mauro,
norsola, roger, sophie, thierry. (3) U.X.O. is unexploded ordnance is landmines
is cluster bombs. (4) all of it mixed by god's pee and howard bilerman at thee
mighty hotel2tango during snowfall and first bloom. (5) extra help on "rockets
fall..." was josh abrams-string bass, matana roberts-clarinet, geof bradfield-
bass clarinet, rob mazurek-trumpet (6) entire mess of it mastered by john loder
and steve rooke (7)nadia moss drew 3flying kittens and the hammer of hope.
(8) 09-15-00 is ariel sharon surrounded by 1,000 israeli soldiers marching on
al-haram ash-sharif& provoking another intifada. (9) love to: si, hugsam, jem,
j.s. (10) though godspeed is guilty of profiting from hateful chainstore sales,
we encourage you to avoid giving money to predatory retailers and superstores.
(11) &hope still, a little resistence always maybe stubborntiny lights vs.
clustering darkness foreverok? thankslovegodspeed you!black emperorgoodbye
*EXACT liner notes.
I'm not too good with opinions or anything. I think this is an AWESOME album. Many people call gy! be "apocolyptic" but I think that's just a lazy use of language. This is brilliant, triumphant, and uplifting... yet tragic. Sprawling instrumentals tremble and quake with defiance, despair, and good old-fashioned epic thrust. "orchestral rock of unsettling power."