Deconstructed CD (2000)

Artist: Bush

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Specifications

Label Trauma
SKU 60421601
UPC 788647402127
UPC 14 00788647402127
Format CD
Release Date 6/8/2000
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Author Bush
Compilation Appearance Buzzcuts
Compilation Appearance Buzz Ballads 2
Compilation Appearance Where The Action Is Los Angeles Nugge
Compilation Appearance Avengers Assemble
Compilation Appearance Buzz Ballads
Technical Info
CatalogID 4740212
Lable Name Fortuna
Released 11/11/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00788647402127
Album Notes and Credits
Bush: Gavin Rossdale (vocals, guitar); Nigel Pulsford (guitar); Dave Parsons (bass); Robin Goodridge (drums).
Additional personnel: Jasmine Lewis (vocals); Andrew Goodsite (guitar).
Producers include: Tricky.
Engineers include: Chris Haynes, Vaughan Sessions.
Taking advantage of the latest craze for electronic dance music, British grunge masters Bush have invited the cream of the crop of techno DJs to create their own vision of the "Bush" sound. The result is DECONSTRUCTED, a deeply engrossing collection of heavy drum 'n' bass beats and digital atmospheres. Using the original songs as a jumping-off point, the artists have essentially created new tunes based around familiar themes from earlier Bush albums. In fact, most songs are recognizable only by a bass line or a snippet of the vocal melody.
The hit single "Everything Zen" is given two treatments here, and the results couldn't be more different. With its retro drum sound, the Lhasa Fever Mix stays fairly faithful to the original (as far as that is possible in the world of techno), including most of Gavin Rossdale's lyrics and even (gasp!) electric guitar. Its counterpart, the Derek DeLarge mix, has a more in-your-face sound and only hints at the original through the occasional fragment of vocal melody. But these DJs aren't cover artists, nor is their purpose necessarily to pay tribute to Bush. What they have done is create an engaging set of songs doing what they do best; creating something new from something old.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (11/27/97, pp.107-108) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...whether the album is an artistic leap forward for Bush or merely their attempt to jump from the alt-rock gravy train to the electronica bandwagon, they make the move more easily than one might expect..."
Spin (1/98, p.114) - 6 (out of 10) - "...Like hip-hoppers borrowing beats, the Bush remixers swipe Gavin's best moans and wring from them all the sexy nihilism that place him on our cultural radar in the first place....DECONSTRUCTED is a strange spectacle--it succeeds because of how little Bush it gives you."
Entertainment Weekly (11/14/97, p.93) - "Goldie and Bush's Gavin Rossdale are an unlikely combination. But the trip-hip God is among a handful of artists who remix the band on DECONSTRUCTED..." - Rating: B
Disc 1
1 Everything Zen - (The Lhasa Fever Mix)
2 Mouth - (The Stingray Mix)
3 Swallowed - (Goldie/Toasted Both Sides Please mix)
4 Synapse - (Philip Steir/My Ghost In The Bush Of Life mix)
5 History - (Dub Pistols Mix)
6 Personal Holloway - (Fabio Paras/Soundclash Republic Mix)
7 Bonedriven - (Mekon/Beat Me Clever Mix)
8 Insect Kin - (Jack Dangers/Drum And Bees Mix)
9 Comedown - (Lunatic Calm Mix)
10 Everything Zen - (Derek DeLarge Mix)
11 In A Lonely Place - (Tricky Mix)
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