Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s 1994 debut release All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling had basically become a lost artifact of underground rock lore. The band apparently mentioned in a 1998 interview that it got a cassette release limited to 33 copies, though none of those copies ever seemed to resurface after the band’s career took off and neither the band nor their label Constellation Records ever reissued it. In 2013, one fan claimed to have purchased a copy and leaked it online, though its authenticity was never confirmed. It leaked again earlier this month, and now, ten days after that leak, the band has finally officially released the record on their Bandcamp for the first time since its initial 1994 release.
Gosh, I remember this being the #1 most requested release on What.cd for ages.
Now, I canâ€™t say, upon listening to it, that this is really â€œgoodâ€ by any means â€” itâ€™s very different from that came of GY!BE after â€” but at least the completionists have it, and the moneyâ€™s going to a great cause.
Grab yourself a copy here.