It was produced by Roger Moutenot and recorded at the Avast! recording studio in Seattle, Washington in July 1998. The Hot Rock marks a considerable change in the band's sound, veering into a more relaxed and gloomy direction than the raucous punk rock style of its predecessors. The lyrical themes of the album explore issues of failed relationships and personal uncertainty.
Released February 23, 1999. The Hot Rock Tracklist. 1. Start Together Lyrics. 3. The End of You Lyrics. The fourth studio album from Sleater-Kinney, recorded in July 1998 in Seattle, Washington. It was S-K’s first album to crack the Billboard Top 200. The Hot Rock Q&A.
Expectations for Sleater-Kinney's fourth album were stratospheric, with the raging, tuneful feminist catharsis of Call the Doctor and Dig Me Out having garnered near-universal critical raves and outlandish media hype. Afraid of falling into a predictable rut, though, the band bravely pushed its range of expression into more personal, subdued, and cerebral territory on The Hot Rock. That means the record isn't quite as immediately satisfying as its two brilliant predecessors, but it does reward those willing to spend time absorbing its nervy introspection and moodiness.
The Hot Rock (CD, Album).
2 years earlier, the band had delivered Dig Me Out, their post-Riot Grrrl masterpiece on relationships in crisis. Simply put, it's a stone cold classic. Like many bands trying to follow a classic, Sleater-Kinney took the wise root and tried not to emulate it and most likely fail, but go for something a little different
Just as Sleater-Kinney were primed to explode following 1997’s Dig Me Out, the Olympia trio pivoted from the spotlight and released their most inscrutable album. Sour guitars interlock like walls of brambles while Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker describe paranoia and broken hearts. They trade lines and fragmented love stories as if short on oxygen, and drummer Janet Weiss provides the scampering anxiety that powers One Song for You. The weird séance of Get Up, while not the band’s flashiest song, could be their anthem. The Hot Rock (Remastered) Sleater-Kinney.
Sleater-Kinney was consciously about rock'n'roll. Lou Reed sang for Jenny whose life was saved by rock; Ramones told us how Sheena became a punk. Sleater-Kinney would never forego the optimism to believe their songbook could make us smarter, angrier, more tender and hopeful. Dig Me Out dreams of a better future, clawing itself up with every note. This feeling would root 1999's atmospheric The Hot Rock: subdued and spiritual, it served a number of firsts for Sleater-Kinney, among them a slot on the Billboard charts (at 181).
You always have to watch out for the quiet ones. Sleater-Kinney's 'The Hot Rock' is 20 years old this weekend. It's not a universe-swallowing masterpiece, but it's a beautiful album all the same.
It was produced by Roger Moutenot and recorded at Avast studio in Seattle, Washington in July 1998. The Hot Rock reached number 181 on the . Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first Sleater-Kinney album to enter the charts. Spin placed The Hot Rock at number 18 in its list of "The Top 20 Albums of 1999". In 2002, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 17 on its list of "Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums. This reissue is newly-remastered.
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|3||The End Of You||3:20|
|4||Burn, Don't Freeze||3:19|
|5||God Is A Number||3:44|
|6||Banned From The End Of The World||2:09|
|7||Don't Talk Like||3:34|
|9||One Song For You||2:49|
|10||The Size Of Our Love
Violin, Viola – Seth Warren
|11||Living In Exile||2:31|
|12||Memorize Your Lines
Violin, Viola – Seth Warren
|13||A Quarter To Three
Guitar [Slide] – Roger Moutenot
|14||By The Time You're 25||2:09|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – P-Vine Records
- Copyright (c) – P-Vine Records
- Licensed From – Kill Rock Stars
- Recorded At – Avast! Recording Co.
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Janet Weiss
- Engineer – Kip Beelman
- Guitar, Vocals – Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi
- Producer – Roger Moutenot
- Written-By, Performer – Sleater-Kinney
Notes'The Hot Rock' recorded at Avast studio in Seattle, WA in July of 1998.
Japan re-issue, still with 2 bonus tracks.
© & ℗ 2002 P-Vine Records
Manufactured in Japan.
|KRS 321||Sleater-Kinney||The Hot Rock (LP, Album)||Kill Rock Stars||KRS 321||US||1999|
|APCY-8461||Sleater-Kinney||The Hot Rock (CD, Album)||Bandai Music, Kill Rock Stars||APCY-8461||Japan||1999|
|OLE 352-2P||Sleater-Kinney||The Hot Rock (CD, Album, Promo)||Matador||OLE 352-2P||UK||1999|
|KRS 321||Sleater-Kinney||The Hot Rock (CD, Album)||Kill Rock Stars||KRS 321||US||Unknown|
|SP 1106||Sleater-Kinney||The Hot Rock (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Sub Pop||SP 1106||US||2014|