|Bricks Are Heavy by L7|
|Name||Bricks Are Heavy|
|Album Type||Studio Album|
|Genres||Grunge, Riot Grrrl, Heavy Metal|
April 14, 1992
|Recorded Date and Place||1991 & 1992 at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin and Sound City in Van Nuys, California|
|Preceded By||Smell the Magic|
|Followed By||Hungry for Stink|
Bricks Are Heavy is the second studio album by California riot grrrl band known as L7, and is their most popular album, notably for the single "Pretend We're Dead." The album became a milestone in riot grrrl music.
Musical Style Edit
Most of the tracks were written by Donita Sparks. The album is notable for being one of the group's heavier releases, as it focused more on an alternative/heavy metal sound. It still kept the punk elements of riot grrrl. The album is also more vulgar, with songs titles like "Wargasm" and "Shitlist."
Much of the album's success came from the emergence of the Seattle Sound into the mainstream media, due to Nevermind by Nirvana and Ten by Pearl Jam. This helped the album's single, "Pretend We're Dead," to sell well, bringing L7 into the mainstream radios. The album reched number 1 on the BIllboard Heatseekers, even though it peaked on 160 on the Billboard 200.
|2.||"Scrap"||Sparks, Brett Gurewitz||2:53|
|3.||"Pretend We're Dead"||Sparks||3:53|
|5.||"Everglade"||Jennifer Finch, Daniel Ray||3:18|
|7.||"One More Thing"||Finch||4:07|
|11.||"This Ain't Pleasure"||Gardner||2:42|
- Donita Sparks - guitar, lead vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 10
- Suzi Gardner - guitar, lead vocals on tracks 6, 9 and 11
- Jennifer Finch - bass guitar, lead vocals on tracks 5 and 7
- Demetra Plakas - drums, backing vocals on "Pretend We're Dead"
Additional Musicians Edit
- Paul Ryan - bongos
- Butch Vig - producer, engineer, mixing
- Howie Weinberg - mastering
- Steve Marker - engineer
- Mr. Colson - engineer
- Elizabeth Hale - art direction
- Jeff Price - art direction
- Randall Martin - artwork
- Vicki Berndt - photography
- Arlan E. Helm - photography
- Damion Romero - photography
- "Pretend We're Dead"
Chart Positions Edit
|Australian Album Chart||47|
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