Photo by Dan Monick
The sophomore long-player from slightly troubled Twin City twosome Atmosphere, 2002's God Loves Ugly, has languished in out-of-print purgatory for a good year now. All that changes January 20, when Rhymesayers issues a remastered, repackaged version of the set on CD and LP, coupled with a copy of what was originally the limited edition Sad Clown Bad Dub 4 (The GodLovesUgly Release Parties) DVD.
The visual portion of the proceedings features more than two hours of performances, backstage footage, the videos for "GodLovesUgly", "Summersong", and "Say Shh", plus some memorable guest appearances. The audio portion packs the same 18 tracks as the original issue, but the aforementioned remaster certainly can't hurt in turning up the anguish.
Before things get Ugly yet again, Atmosphere have a smattering of live dates to attend to, every one in a location far balmier than their upper Midwestern home. They're in the process of plotting a big North American tour in the spring too, but those dates have yet to emerge.
God Loves Ugly:
02 The Bass and the Movement
03 Give Me
04 F*@ck You Lucy
07 A Song About a Friend
09 Saves the Day
13 A Girl Named Hope
14 GodLovesUgly Reprise
15 Modern Man's Hustle
16 One of a King
11-22 Honolulu, HI - Pipeline Café
12-30 Lorne, Australia - Falls Festival
12-31 Marion Bay, Australia - Falls Festival
01-01 Adelaide, Australia - Rymill Park *
01-03 Busselton, Australia - Southbound Festival
01-04 Sydney, Australia - Moore Park *
01-08 Richmond, Australia - Corner Hotel *
01-09 Auckland, New Zealand - Zen
* with Brother Ali