MAGIC DIRT 'Life Was Better' LP
** New pressing - Black/ Orange Quad colour vinyl.
Long awaited re-issue/ first time on vinyl for MAGIC DIRT's 1994 EP 'Life Was Better'. Limited edition Orange/ Black colour vinyl.
After the release of 'Signs Of Satanic Youth' and a heady succession of touring with the likes of Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Magic Dirt weathered the hysteria of the next big thing tag and a storm of major label interest by breaking up and getting back together four times.
After regrouping for good and hiring help in the way of management and an agent, Magic Dirt swiftly reconvened in the middle of 1994 to record their big breakthrough EP, Life Was Better. Still learning their craft, the band was nonetheless quickly evolving into a formidable songwriting machine, but still, as Tracey Grimson (OTS, Oct 94) put it, with their '...their junked-out sound cranked hard 'n' fast...' ethos intact.
Debuting at No. 1 on the Australian alternative music chart and staying on that chart for a whopping 75 weeks, Life Was Better sold 20,000 copies, received four ARIA nominations in 1995, topped nearly every radio, alternative press and record store chart in the land, garnered the band a national spot on the Big Day Out, supports with Hole, Silverchair and Dinosaur Jr in 1995, and landed them a major record deal with Warner Music U.S.
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