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Bulldozer (EP)

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Released  1983
Length  15:36
Artist  Big Black
Producer  Iain Burgess
Genres  Noise rock, Post-hardcore
Recorded  1983
Bulldozer (1983)  Racer-X (1984)
Release date  1983
Label  Ruthless Records
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Bulldozer is the second EP by Chicago post-hardcore band Big Black, released in 1983. It was their first release to feature an actual band performing, including Pat Byrne from Urge Overkill playing drums on some of the songs. On Bulldozer, Big Black's founder and frontman Steve Albini achieved a signature "clanky" sound with his guitar by using metal guitar picks notched with sheet metal clips, creating the effect of two guitar picks at once. The Bulldozer EP was recorded with engineer Iain Burgess and released in December 1983, with the first two hundred copies packaged in a galvanized sheet metal sleeve in homage to Public Image Ltd.'s Metal Box. Many of the EP's lyrics depicted scenarios drawn from Albini's midwest upbringing, such as "Cables", which described the slaughtering of cows at a Montana abattoir, and "Pigeon Kill", about a rural Indiana town that dealt with an overpopulation of pigeons by feeding them poisoned corn.


Track listing

  1. "Cables" - 2:40
  2. "Pigeon Kill" - 1:47
  3. "I'm a Mess" - 1:56
  4. "Texas" - 4:02
  5. "Seth" - 3:32
  6. "Jump the Climb" - 2:59


  • Jeff Pezzati - bass guitar
  • Santiago Durango - "smash" guitar
  • Steve Albini - "klang" guitar, vocals
  • Roland
  • Pat Byrne - drums (all tracks except "Jump The Climb")
  • Songs

    2Pigeon Kill6:10
    3I'm a Mess1:56


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