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Out of the ashes of Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow teamed up with his pal Eric Gaffney to make low-fi 4-track recordings. The duo made two albums, “Weed Forestin” and “The Freed Man,” and released both on cassette. They released “Sebadoh III” in 1991. Songs on that album were written by Barlow, Gaffney and a new recruit, bassist Jason Loewenstein. The name Sebadoh was chosen because it sounds like “We’re the best.” when played backwards on a four-track tape loop. In 1994, Eric left the band and was replaced by Bob Fay.
Since each member of Sebadoh writes songs, their sound can be very different from one song to the next. Where once we heard three voice screaming at once, now they talk in harmony.
“Sebadoh remains the preeminent voice of indie rock – for instance, the intro to the first track, “It’s All You,” is an overwhelming reminder of the band’s supremacy. The song begins with an electric buzz, then kicks into a 10-second drum solo before the chiming guitars and desperate vocals come in, backed by a huge drum sound.” – CMJ online review of The Sebadoh