The band’s 2007 breakout hit album! Good Bad Not Evil epitomizes all that's special about Atlanta's favorite flower-punk sons—their unconfined energy, undeniable songcraft and unrivaled showmanship are all on full display. The material ranges from dirty psychedelic blues songs about Holy World War 3 (“Veni Vidi Vicci”), outright pop hits like “Katrina” (written the night the band found out that the Hurricane of the same name had devastated New Orleans) and “Bad Kids” (based around certain band members’ experiences with juvenile detention centers). There’s also the bruised, tender album closer “Transcendental Light.”
Good Bad Not Evil was produced by Black Lips at The Living Room studios in their hometown of Atlanta, aided by the band’s friend Ed Rawls, a bartender at the nearby Drunken Unicorn, just around the corner from where fellow Atlantans Outkast work.
“Good Bad Not Evil is the record where naysayers, disinterested friends and acquaintances, and anyone else within earshot has to sit up, shut up, and listen.” —Pitchfork
“As grimy as a truck-stop restroom, Atlanta's Black Lips want to be the Pabst-swilling heirs to the Troggs. A-” —Entertainment Weekly.
Label: In The Red Recordings – ITR 209
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style: Garage Rock
A1 I Saw A Ghost (Lean)
A2 O Katrina!
A3 Veni Vidi Vici
A4 It Feels Alright
A6 Lock And Key
A7 How Do You Tell A Child That Someone Has Died
B1 Bad Kids
B2 Step Right Up
B3 Cold Hands
B4 Off The Block
B5 Slime And Oxygene
B6 Transcendental Light