Slip (album)

Summary

Slip
Slip cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1993
Recorded1992 at Long View Farm in North Brookfield, Massachusetts
Genre
Length39:08
LabelPolydor
ProducerSteven Haigler, Don Fury
Quicksand chronology
Quicksand
(1990)
Slip
(1993)
Manic Compression
(1995)
Singles from Slip
  1. "Dine Alone"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Fazer"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Omission"
    Released: 1993
  4. "Freezing Process"
    Released: 1993

Slip is the debut studio album by American post-hardcore band Quicksand, released February 9, 1993 on the Polydor label. "Omission" and "Unfulfilled" first appeared on their 1990 self-titled EP. Slip was well received by music critics and is now considered a classic in the post-hardcore and alternative metal genres, influencing many acts including Torche and Deftones.[2]

The lead single off the album, "Fazer", became a college radio hit.[4] The album was reissued on vinyl in 2012, through Dine Alone Records and Shop Radio Cast. The reissue featured a cover of The Smiths song "How Soon Is Now?".[5]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB[7]

The album generally received positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic senior critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote: "Quicksand's music is about powerful anger, and the persistent, bludgeoning Slip delivers the goods."[6] Gina Arnold of Entertainment Weekly stated: "Quicksand is derivative, but at least its operative influences — Helmet and Fugazi — are highly agreeable ones."[7] BBC's Alex Deller described the record as a "40-minute master class in post-hardcore perfection."[2]

The album is included in Decibel magazine's Hall of Fame.[8]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Quicksand, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Fazer"3:13
2."Head to Wall"3:03
3."Dine Alone"3:27
4."Slip"2:21
5."Freezing Process"3:19
6."Lie and Wait"2:32
7."Unfulfilled"3:23
8."Can Opener"3:39
9."Omission"2:33
10."Baphomet" (Instrumental)4:42
11."Too Official"2:48
12."Transparent"4:04
Total length:39:08
Bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."How Soon Is Now?" (The Smiths cover)Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr3:05
Total length:42:13

Album credits

Album credits as adapted from Artistdirect:[9]

Quicksand
Additional
  • George Marino – remastering
  • Andrew Smith – assistant engineer
  • Fran Flannery – assistant engineer
  • Phil Yarnall – design
  • John Mockus – photography
  • Mike Thompson – assistant engineer
  • Quicksand – main performer
  • Alex Brown – cover art concept
  • Edward Douglas – assistant engineer
  • Don Fury – producer, engineer
  • Steve Haigler – producer, mixing, engineer
  • Jesse Henderson – assistant engineer

References

  1. ^ Johnston, Emma (September 28, 2016). "The 10 essential post-hardcore albums". Metal Hammer. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Deller, Alex (2012). "Quicksand - Slip". BBC. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Gitter, Mike (March 27, 2013). "10 Bands That Should Have Been Huge". Noisecreep. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Pell, Nicholas (July 3, 2012). "Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records". LA Weekly. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Post-hardcore combo Quicksand to reissue debut album on vinyl". Fact. July 27, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Slip - Quicksand". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Arnold, Gina (March 19, 1993). "Slip". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  8. ^ Bonazelli, Andrew (June 18, 2007). "Quicksand - Slip". Decibel. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Slip by Quicksand". Artistdirect. Archived from the original on April 24, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2020.