The first and only studio album from pioneering multi-cultural rockers 4 Non Blondes, Bigger, Better, Faster, More! celebrates its 25th anniversary with its first-ever American vinyl release via UMe on 13 October 2017.
In addition to the standard black vinyl release, the anniversary LP will also be issued in a limited edition custom opaque green coloured vinyl pressing that will be available exclusively through Sound Of Vinyl.
In its original 1992 release, Bigger, Better, Faster, More! made a multi-platinum mark on the public consciousness, thanks to 4 Non Blondes effortless chemistry and the soulful song craft of singer Linda Perry. At the time, Entertainment Weekly noted that “the Blondes’ musical grab bag (is) stuffed with jet-propelled folk rock, angst-ridden anthems, high-octane blues and 90s protest songs.”
Birthed during the heady 90s alt.rock explosion, the colourful San Francisco foursome—frontwoman Perry, guitarist Roger Rocha, bassist Christa Hillhouse and drummer Dawn Richardson—crossed over from the modern-rock charts to the pop mainstream, scoring a major hit single with the anthemic smash ‘What’s Up?’, which topped the charts in several countries around the world.
That song, along with such memorable numbers as ‘Train’, ‘Superfly’, ‘Pleasantly Blue’ and ‘Dear Mr. President’, helped to endear 4 Non Blondes to a large and varied fan base. The album sold more than six million copies around the world, and the band raised its profile by touring with the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Pearl Jam. 4 Non Blondes eventually splintered when Perry departed for a Grammy-nominated songwriting/production career that would see her collaborate with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Courtney Love and Kelly Osbourne.
Although 4 Non Blondes’ existence was relatively brief, the band’s popularity and influence continue to resonate a quarter-century later. Their lone album remains a beloved classic, making the release of this 25th-anniversary edition of Bigger, Better, Faster, More! a special event for the band’s faithful fans.
The 25th-anniversary vinyl edition of Bigger, Better, Faster, More! is released on 13 October and can be ordered here.