Bush’s Second Helping of Post-Nirvana
November 4, 1996
‘Razorblade Suitcase’ Hits Stores November 19th
Just when you thought the Bush/Nirvana comparisons had been driven as far into the ground as possible, Bush returns with “Razorblade Suitcase,” the follow-up to their multi-platinum debut “Sixteen Stone.” The new record, out November 19, is as close as you’re going to get to Nirvana without bringing Kurt Cobain back from the dead.
Produced by Steve Albini (who produced Nirvana’s “In Utero”), “Suitcase” was recorded at Studio Two and Abbey Road studios in the band’s hometown of London (where Gavin Rossdale can still walk the streets virtually unrecognized) and features 13 more grunge-ridden, driving power-rock songs.
The grinding first single, “Swallowed,” entered Billboard’s Modern Rock chart at No. 6, making it the highest debut in history, and the video is already in heavy rotation on MTV. Other tracks include “Personal Holloway,” “Greedy Fly” and “A Tendency to Start Fires,” some of which were performed live towards the end of Bush’s U.S. summer.