| June 5, 2007|
5 June 2007
Touch and Go Records
| Noise rock, Post-hardcore, Math rock|
Shellac albums, Noise rock albums
Excellent Italian Greyhound is the title of Shellac's fourth album. It was released on June 5, 2007. The album's title is a reference to drummer Todd Trainer's Italian Greyhound, Uffizi. The album was recorded at Electrical Audio and mastered at Abbey Road by Steve Rooke. The drawings for Excellent Italian Greyhound were created by Jay Ryan from the band Dianogah. As well as a hand screened obi sleeve surrounding the jacket, there are several pictures taken by Joel Larson. As with 1000 Hurts, the vinyl pressing of the album includes an unmarked CD version at no extra charge (CD and LP+CD releases are similarly priced). The band encourages listeners to purchase the vinyl to hear the record as it was intended.
Voice-over artist, Ken Nordine, appears uncredited on the song "Genuine Lulabelle". The introduction to "Spoke" includes a cover version of the "Rotosound Strings" radio commercial from The Who's 1967 album The Who Sell Out.
In the run-out groove, there is a text etching. Side One - "Pronto Prova..." Side Two - "A Isamu Sta Lapa!"
The song "Genuine Lulabelle" features clips of the Homestar Runner character Strong Bad reciting lines from the song.
Album - Billboard (North America)
1The End of Radio8:27Excellent Italian Greyhound Wikipedia
2Steady as She Goes4:07