Label
Domino Recording Co.
Running length
41 tracks
Running time
114:32

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Freed Pig 3:07 41,957
2 Sickles and Hammers 0:49 24,582
3 Total Peace 2:59 25,408
4 Violet Execution 3:56 22,162
5 Scars, Four Eyes 3:35 19,702
6 Truly Great Thing 2:10 21,282
7 Kath 1:52 20,746
8 Perverted World 1:54 19,089
9 Wonderful, Wonderful 3:11 16,774
10 Limb by Limb 2:16 17,144
11 Smoke a Bowl 3:02 16,871
12 Black Haired Gurl 2:11 3,025
13 Hoppin' Up and Down 3:16 15,076
14 Supernatural Force 2:42 15,804
15 Rockstar 2:41 14,070
16 Downmind 1:31 13,782
17 Renaissance Man 2:19 13,728
18 God Told Me 1:08 15,252
19 Holy Picture 2:52 13,845
20 Hassle 3:29 13,022
21 No Different 2:19 13,143
22 Spoiled 3:02 23,302
23 as the world dies the eyes of god grow bigger 6:50 2,125
24 Gimme Indie Rock 3:25 8,219
25 Ride the Darker Wave 1:42 9,528
26 Red Riding Good 1:54 4,086
27 New King 2:27 3,928
28 Calling Yog Soggoth 2:38 3,885
29 Stored Up Wonder (Supernatural Force) 2:36 1,532
30 Melting Wall (holy picture) 2:46 1,914
31 Design 1:03 4,976
32 Attention 0:51 4,399
33 Stars For Eyes 3:12 3,175
34 Unseen Waste 1:32 3,042
35 Violet Execution (Remix '04) 4:04 2,409
36 As The World Turns 1:52 2,908
37 Cranberry Bog 3:20 2,921
38 'The Devil's Reggae' 0:52 2,978
39 The Freed Pig (4-track) 3:17 2,361
40 Never Jealous 2:08 2,860
41 Showtape '91 11:42 2,116

About this album

III (or Sebadoh III) is the third album by the American indie rock band, Sebadoh. It was released by Homestead Records in 1991.

III was the first full length Sebadoh album to feature Jason Loewenstein, who joined the band’s two founding members Lou Barlow and Eric Gaffney in 1989, and debuted on the “Gimme Indie Rock” single earlier that year.

III features songwriting contributions from all three band members, with folky, melodic material by Barlow, noisy hardcore rock by Gaffney, and songs that bridged the gap between those extremes by Loewenstein. It opens with the electric Barlow-penned “The Freed Pig,” an attack on Barlow’s ex-bandmate J. Mascis, who fired him from his former band Dinosaur Jr. in 1989. However, the majority of Barlow material on III is acoustic, like the eponymous ode to his girlfriend and future wife, “Kath.”

Gaffney’s material includes the LSD-referencing album closer, “As the World Dies, the Eyes of God Grow Bigger,” which addresses his dark family life.

III was released the same month as Nirvana’s major label debut, Nevermind, which brought alternative rock to the mainstream. In the wake of Nirvana’s breakthrough, many other acts who emerged from the 1980s independent music scene, but remained signed to independent record labels, achieved modest success. Along with Pavement’s 1992 debut Slanted and Enchanted, III is considered one of the “cornerstones of 90s indie rock,” and helped establish the lo-fi subgenre.

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