Record Label: Merge Records
Remastered by Howie Weinberg, the 10th anniversary 2-LP edition of Spoon’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga features the studio album on one LP and the 12-track Get Nice! EP—long out of print and previously only released on CD—on the other. Both are pressed on 180-gram vinyl packaged in a gatefold jacket with updated art.
With a history of stellar records, Spoon has topped themselves with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, a thrilling album recorded throughout 2006 in Austin by the band and Mike McCarthy (except “The Underdog,” recorded in Los Angeles with Jon Brion.) Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga starts with “Don’t Make Me a Target” a song that builds on Spoon’s familiar minimal rhythmic piano/guitar vamp popularized on earlier hits like “Small Stakes” or “The Way We Get By.” The album quickly moves into uncharted territory with the atmospheric “The Ghost of You Lingers” and moves through several different stylistic changes from the explosive (no pun intended) “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb” to the wall-of-sound horns of radio single “The Underdog.” The Britt Daniel originals on Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga comprise his most heartfelt batch of songs since 2001’s Girls Can Tell.
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is comprised of ten songs (see Loaded, Seventeen Seconds, Back In Black, The Queen Is Dead, The Charm of the Highway Strip, Nebraska, Nashville Skyline, Heroes, Unknown Pleasures, Sticky Fingers, etc.). We’ve got it on good authority that 36 minutes is the ideal album length.