Vinyl love: Frightened Rabbit “Painting of a panic attack”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Album Title: Painting of a panic attack
Year released: 2016
Details: Gatefold

The skinny: News for those of you now sick of seeing Frightened Rabbit gracing these pages this week: this post should wrap things up for now. And for those of you revelling in it all, a bonus post for you here. I normally do only one of these “Vinyl love” things each weekend but after yesterday’s spin, it felt a bit more-ish. “Painting of a panic attack” is Frightened Rabbit’s fifth and final album, and really, not a bad one to finish off with. Great guitar heavy and textured tunes with Scott Hutchison’s excellent songwriting and passion-filled delivery. Perhaps someone out there can explain the numerology on the album artwork? Particular the importance of the 618 on the album label?

Standout track: “Woke up hurting”

Vinyl love: Frightened Rabbit “Pedestrian verse”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Album Title: Pedestrian verse
Year released: 2013
Details: Gatefold

The skinny: So this blitz on Frightened Rabbit all started off last Monday when I posted about my recent purchase of the 10th anniversary pressing of the band’s second album, “The midnight organ fight”. Then on Thursday, I posted a bunch of pics I snapped while seeing them live at Osheaga in 2013 and while putting together that gallery, I decided to make a week of it, a kind of Frightened Rabbit remembrance celebration of sorts. To that end, here’s Frightened Rabbit’s fourth album: “Pedestrian verse”: the long player that got me into the band in the first place, and the one for which they were touring when I saw them live in 2013. This record is, according to Discogs, one of the most expensive albums in my collection, going for around 1000% more than I bought it for, if I were ever in the mood to sell it, which I can’t see happening. It’s a breakup record that just rips you up from the inside and gets you dancing on the outside.

Standout track: “The woodpile”

Vinyl love: Frightened Rabbit “The midnight organ fight”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Album Title: The midnight organ fight
Year released: 2008
Year reissued: 2018
Details: Heavyweight vinyl, 10th anniversary edition

The skinny: Here’s another record, along with the Ride record I featured last weekend in this space, that I purchased during my Boxing Day sales exploits. There’s not a lot of photos to share. It’s a pretty bare bones release but a great one nonetheless. In 2018, Frightened Rabbit released this 10th anniversary pressing of their critically-acclaimed, second album, “The midnight organ fight”. They had also arranged a tribute recording of it by friends of the band (later released the following year) and were also in the midst of celebrating the anniversary with a tour when frontman Scott Hutchison went missing. Unfortunately, he was found the next day drowned. The hype sticker on the cover of this release has the NME claiming the album as “utterly beautiful, scathingly honest, darkly hilarious, and impossibly grandiose”. It is all that but like all of Frightened Rabbit’s music in hindsight, it’s all quite heartbreaking.

Standout track: “The modern leper”