- Released: August 8, 2006
- Label: Domino
Rolling Stone - p.793.5 stars out of 5
-- "[With] acoustic change-ups and killer noise tunes....Lovable."
Spin - p.873 stars out of 5
-- "A true indie-rock blueprint."
Spin - 9/99, p.140Ranked #41
in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Alternative Press - 7/95, p.86
Rated #40 in AP's list of the 'Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...III sports its share of sonic sullenness with an unassuming hush that stalks your ears. Barlow is a prolific lyricist. With scores of wisdom gleaned from ponderin' relationships, he helped to coin the sound of being for real and made it cool."
Magnet - p.90
"[The album] surfaced from the other side of the underground, from a place where naked emotion trumped big guitars and pained sarcasm got more play than sing-along choruses."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.The Freed Pig
- 2.Sickles and Hammers
- 3.Total Peace
- 4.Violet Execution
- 5.Scars, Four Eyes
- 6.Truly Great Thing
- 8.Perverted World
- 9.Wonderful, Wonderful
- 10.Limb by Limb
- 11.Smoke a Bowl
- 12.Black Haired Gurl
- 13.Hoppin' Up and Down
- 14.Supernatural Force
- 17.Renaissance Man
- 18.God Told Me
- 19.Holy Picture
- 21.No Different
- 23.As the World Dies the Eyes of God Grow Bigger
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Gimmie Indie Rock
- 2.Ride the Darker Wave
- 3.Red Riding Good
- 4.New King
- 5.Calling Yog Soggoth
- 6.Stored Up Wonder (Supernatural Force)
- 7.Melting Wall (Holy Picture)
- 10.Stars for Eyes
- 11.Unseen Waste
- 12.Violet Execution - (Remix '04, '04 remix)
- 13.As the World Turns
- 14.Cranberry Bog
- 15.The Devil's Reggae
- 16.Freed Pig, The - (4-Track)
- 17.Never Jealous
- 18.Showtape '91
Sebadoh: Jason Lowenstein (vocals, guitar, bass, drums); Eric Gaffney (vocals, guitar, drums); Lou Barlow (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion).
Additional personnel: Sean Slade (Mellotron).
Sebadoh: Eric Gaffney, Jason Loewenstein, Lou Barlow.
Personnel: Eric Gaffney (vocals, guitar, drums, percussion, background vocals); Lou Barlow (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Jason Loewenstein (guitar, drums, background vocals); Sean Slade (Mellotron).
Audio Mixers: Lou Barlow; Jason Loewenstein; Eric Gaffney; Paul Q. Kolderie; Sean Slade.
Liner Note Authors: Lou Barlow; Jason Loewenstein; Eric Gaffney.
Recording information: 13 Oak St., Florence, MA (03/1991); Apache South, Roxbury, MA (03/1991); At Home (03/1991); Fort Apache North, Cambridge, MA (03/1991); Multitrax, Northampton, MA (03/1991); Union St. Studio, Northampton, MA (03/1991).
First released in 1991, Sebadoh's III has often been described as the ultimate college rock album. Composed of hit-or-miss musical experiments like "Black Haired Gurl" and lo-fi indie rock like "The Freed Pig," with occasional combinations of both, like their oddball cover of Johnny Mathis's hit "Wonderful, Wonderful," it's perhaps the band's most enduring achievement. This remastered reissue also includes early-'90s demos and rarities, as well as their seminal "Gimme Indie Rock" EP.