Lightning Bolt

Wonderful Rainbow


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Welcome reissue of legendary band Lightning Bolt's Wonderful Rainbow - one of the most quintessential albums to come from the underground in the last 20 years. Included in lists like Pitchfork's "200 top albums of the 2000s" and the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, Lightning Bolt's seminal record solidified their place as pillars of the underground community. Wonderful Rainbow saw the duo of Brian Chippendale (drums/vocals) and Brian Gibson (bass) being compared to the likes of Slayer, Ornette Coleman, and early Boredoms, and captured the bristling, immeasurable energy of their mythical live shows, which continue to astonish audiences today. The album's now iconic artwork (drawn by Chippendale) mirrors the music's curious and exhilarating blend of chaos, noise, intense beauty and childlike wonderment. Lightning Bolt paved the way for countless artists who followed them, cracking the noise-rock and underground scenes wide open with an album as frenetic and violent as it is overflowing with joyful abandon.

Overflowing with Brian Gibson's airplane-engine bass roar and distorted chants, Brian Chippendale's punching drums, and a layer of viscous distortion on top, Wonderful Rainbow is an exhausting workout. Its 10 songs loop, cycle, and repeat so rigorously your brain feels a marathon runner's burn." - Pitchfork

"[Wonderful Rainbow] is purposeful and powerful, never more so than on the terrible grandeur of the climactic "30,000 Monkies" with its endless crescendi, and the floundering "Duel In The Deep" - Uncut

    Release Date: 23 Aug 19 Cat No: THRILL501LP