lost vinyl gem: david bazan “the poison makes”

david bazan David Bazan by Adrian Bischoff

I don’t think I was the only Pedro the Lion fan that was a bit disappointed with Achilles Heel. There are some good songs on it (“Start Without Me” for instance), but it just didn’t seem to fit together right to me.

And then there was the problem with “The Posion”. The album version is fine, but it’s just a song. On the otherhand, I’d heard the 7″ version that Bazan had put out on Ben Gibbard’s Bedside Recordings label. To make a bold claim, that version was not just a song. For a man that makes his name writing depressing songs, this may be among the best: a heart-wrenching song of a woman leaving the narrator because of his problems with alcohol.

David Bazan – the Poison Makes (mp3)

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The Bedside Recordings 7″ sold out long ago, so I don’t think it’s available anywhere, but if you know, leave a link in the comments.

4 responses to “lost vinyl gem: david bazan “the poison makes””

  1. mark says:

    Wow! This is incredible. Some of Bazan’s best work is regrettably unavailable, obscured on low print vinyl. Thanks for sharing this lost gem.

  2. josh says:

    I have an unplayed lp with “The Poison.” It’s labeled 242/500…how much do you think its worth?

  3. adrian says:

    To be trite: whatever people will pay for it. I’d check ebay and the like. I’d guess in the $20-$40 range.

  4. alex says:

    i am seeing that split release listed anywhere from 80 – 200 dollars online, but your best bet would probably be to find someone really into bazan and sell it to them personally

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