Boomkat Product Review:
*Complete anthology of seminal post-punk pioneers - includes 8 rare and previously unreleased tracks* "Probably more than any other band, Bitch Magnet sent me in the direction I took with the music I have tried to make." - Ian Williams (Battles, Don Caballero) "Searing post-hardcore punctuated with bruised introspection that stands a mile high above most of its kin. ... Bitch Magnet anticipated the emergence of what would become known as 'post-rock.'" - Mojo. This remastered and repackaged reissue of the legendary Bitch Magnet's seminal and critically acclaimed three albums - Star Booty, Umber, and Ben Hur is available as a 3 disc download. Bitch Magnet was formed at Oberlin College in 1986. Immediately following the release of its debut Star Booty in 1988, the band garnered rapturous reviews and established itself among the top-tier of America's independent music underground. The band's reputation continued to grow with tours of the US and Europe, and the subsequent releases of Umber (prominently included on Mojo's list of "Lost Albums You Must Own") in 1989 and Ben Hur in 1990. The latter two have been frequently cited as a key inspiration for what would become known as "post-rock."