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 43,019
2 Sickles and Hammers 0:49 25,243
3 Total Peace 2:59 26,430
4 Violet Execution 3:56 22,789
5 Scars, Four Eyes 3:35 20,273
6 Truly Great Thing 2:10 21,893
7 Kath 1:52 21,322
8 Perverted World 1:54 19,609
9 Wonderful, Wonderful 3:11 17,251
10 Limb by Limb 2:16 17,571
11 Smoke a Bowl 3:02 17,320
12 Black Haired Gurl 2:11 3,201
13 Hoppin' Up and Down 3:16 15,448
14 Supernatural Force 2:42 16,205
15 Rockstar 2:41 14,474
16 Downmind 1:31 14,137
17 Renaissance Man 2:19 14,093
18 God Told Me 1:08 15,629
19 Holy Picture 2:52 14,201
20 Hassle 3:29 13,397
21 No Different 2:19 13,481
22 Spoiled 3:02 24,036
23 as the world dies the eyes of god grow bigger 6:50 2,272
24 Gimme Indie Rock 3:25 8,376
25 Ride the Darker Wave 1:42 9,805
26 Red Riding Good 1:54 4,212
27 New King 2:27 4,047
28 Calling Yog Soggoth 2:38 4,015
29 Stored Up Wonder (Supernatural Force) 2:36 1,554
30 Melting Wall (holy picture) 2:46 1,955
31 Design 1:03 5,148
32 Attention 0:51 4,546
33 Stars For Eyes 3:12 3,272
34 Unseen Waste 1:32 3,140
35 Violet Execution (Remix '04) 4:04 2,454
36 As The World Turns 1:52 2,991
37 Cranberry Bog 3:20 2,999
38 'The Devil's Reggae' 0:52 3,063
39 The Freed Pig (4-track) 3:17 1,560
40 Never Jealous 2:08 2,933
41 Showtape '91 11:42 2,175

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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  • vizsla826

    Fucking love this whole thing. If Last.FM ever came out with a love album button this would be the first thing I would use it on.

    8 Mar 4:16pm Reply
  • juliacfonseca

    Um dos melhores discos que já ouvi na vida! Sem dúvida!!! ♥

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • infinitesushi

    Rad as a walrus

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Teh_Zombie

    A+

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • DeucesAreWild

    song consistency? We don't need no song consistency!

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Gorelordmofo

    The song Kath makes me weeps sometimes.

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • THee-BeAtNiK

    (A+)

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • HuskerMe

    by and far their best. no touching it.

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bradleybee

    Sebadoh's gargantuan masterpiece, in the tradition of Double Nickels on the Dime, Zen Arcade, The White Album, etc...

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • GPX

    There are some weak songs on this but still it has an undeniable overall charm to it.

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • akzincke

    Their best, I reckon, one of the best indie rock records of all time, all sides of the band reflected, lou not too icky, desert island disc for sure. But yeah, it was the first one I heard/bought so 'praps that's why...

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • cherrythekiller

    I'm lovin'it! *ç*

    30 May 2009 Reply
  • bryanm1861

    Not at all better than Pavement. It is really good though, I don't know why no one else really likes it....

    28 Mar 2009 Reply
  • mitchkrokodil

    If you listen to this album enough it sounds like 2 different albums between Barlow's folk and Gaffney's psychedelic indie freak-outs. Definitely one of the most diverse and cooperative pairs of musicians. This album definitely goes down as an indie icon of the 90's.

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • colonialtheatre

    Attention SEBADOH fans in central New England this weekend... FIELDS OF GAFFNEY at The Colonial Theatre (Keene, NH) Friday - 1/30/09 - 8PM (with Dischord Records' EDIE SEDGWICK, feat. Justin Moyer (El Guapo, Antelope) TIX: $15 advance/$17 day of show FOR TIX or more info, click here: http://thecolonial.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=170085

    28 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Ashluke

    pepsi is better than coke

    2 Dec 2008 Reply
  • aaronleclair

    It's really good. These guys took sound just one step further and used music to speak in a metalanguage about music. And I'm saying that not growing up in the early '90s.

    1 Jul 2008 Reply
  • safe-as-milk

    its not as good as people would have you believe, maybe its a nostalgi thing

    28 Apr 2008 Reply
  • trailofgybe

    I remember buying this when it came out. Awesome album.

    14 Oct 2007 Reply
  • dominisia16

    its no soo bad...

    23 Aug 2007 Reply
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