Sebadoh - 4 Song CD (1994)

Despite the title, 4 Song CD actually includes ten tracks -- however, give the band credit for some truth in advertising, since only four or so are truly listenable. It's a strange, willfully schizophrenic collection, even by Sebadoh standards -- released just months before their masterpiece, Bakesale, it includes two of that disc's highlights ("Rebound" and "Careful"), as well as two more in four-track demo format ("Not a Friend" and "Mystery Man"). With the exception of the closer, "Lime Kiln," the rest are raw, noisy instrumentals and tape experiments, including a wholly unexpected cover of John Coltrane's "Naima."

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