Spiderland is the second and final studio album by American rock band
Slint (lead singer Brian McMahan pictured). It was released on March 27,
1991, through Touch and Go Records. Featuring dramatically alternating
dynamics and vocals ranging from spoken word to shouting, the album
contains narrative lyrics that emphasize alienation. Spiderland was
Slint's first release on Touch and Go, and the group's last record. The
title originated from McMahan's younger brother, who thought that the
record sounded "spidery". Although Spiderland was not widely recognized
on its initial release, it eventually sold more than 50,000 copies and
became a landmark album in underground music after Slint broke up. Its
popularity increased in part after the appearance of the track "Good
Morning, Captain" on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Kids. The album has
been highly influential on the styles of many bands in the post-rock and
math rock genres, including Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and
has been named a favorite of several indie rock musicians. In 2007,
Slint reunited for a tour consisting of performances of Spiderland in
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They may veil their eyes, but they cannot hide The sun’s
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work thee woe: But never a truth has been destroyed; They may curse it,
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for a time. But the sunshine aye shall light the sky, As round and round
we run; And the truth shall ever come uppermost, And justice shall be