I am in the night
I am every part of it
The consumption of its beast 
The deck that it deals
The veins that bleed
The caress of its serpent

I am the night
As it writhes and undulates toward dawn
It moans and cries a symphony of anger
I am its agony as it struggles against the light
And dies with the strike of the Sun God.

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2001 - 2.13.61 Records - 21361CD21

1Too Much Rock and Roll3:50
2Marcus Has The Evil In Him4:01
3Nowhere To Go But Inside3:04
5Always The Same2:57
6Soul Implant1:56
8Ain't It Fun3:43
9You Lost Me5:47
10Stone Washed Clean4:18
11A Life Denied3:25
12Your Number Is One (long version)4:37
13Such A Drag12:55
Total Time62:32

Produced by Henry Rollins
Recorded & Mixed by Clif Norrell
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering
Postproduction work by Phil Klum for Fourth Coast Productions
Front cover photo by Henry Rollins
All songs written by Rollins Band 2001 BE DRINKABLE MUSIC (BMI). Except: Ain't It Fun - Chrome/Laughner

The band & crew:
Henry Rollins: Throat
Jim Wilson: Guitar, Piano
Marcus Blake: Bass
Jason Mackenroth: Drums
Mike Curtis: Road manager, knower of many things and whatnot
Darrell Bussino: FOH sound. The Way. Justice.

Tracked at Cherokee Studios Los Angeles, CA '00-'01
Assistant Engineer: Sander De Jong
Mixed at Sunset Sound Recorders
Assistant Engineer: Chris Reynolds
Mixed at Skip Saylor Recording
Assistant Engineer: Paul Smith
Kerim Imes: Additional percussion on Your Number Is One

Many of the great guitar sounds on this record were created by Mike Curtis
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Thanks: Management, legal, agents, loaders, security, fans, Mitch Bury of Adams Mass

JOE COLE 4.10.61 - 12.19.91

We recorded a lot of music for the Nice album. We figured you might want to hear some of the stuff that wasn't included on the Nice album. Some of this material has appeared on other releases in Europe and other territories as CD and LP extras but this is all the stuff collected and then some. There's some strange and cool stuff here, and perhaps some over the top and indulgent material as well but what the hell, here it is. As it has been our habit of late, one dollar from each copy of this CD sold domestically is going to the Southern Poverty Law Center. This will be our third release that has generated money on behalf of this fine organization. It's your money that's going to them so it's you who are doing something to hit back against these creeps. Racism? It's only a temporary glitch in the system. We're going to win. We are having a great time playing in front of you and look forward to seeing you out there when next we meet. Without you there would be no records, shows and all the rest. We know. Thanks.
--- Henry, Marcus, Jim, Jason, Mike, Darrell.

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Dave's Comments:

As Rollins explains in his liner notes, this is the disc that contains the remainder of the material recorded in the nice sessions, the two together making up the equivalent of a double album, as did GET SOME GO AGAIN along with YELLOW BLUES.

Too Much Rock and Roll, Marcus Has The Evil In Him, Nowhere To Go But Inside, and Soul Implant all appear on some non-domestic version of nice. The other tracks included on A NICER SHADE OF RED are good listening. Overall, this disc had a slightly harder feel than its widely released companion. 10X features rapidfire guitar and vocals, and is also a great song in concert (see THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW FOR SURE). Always The Same is the first in a series of breakup songs, this one told from the perspective of why your ex sucks and is wrong. Raped lyrically explores a less than healthy sort of relationship, with Rollins delivering the sentiment in spoken-word verses over a sonic minefield. Ain't It Fun is classic 70's style rock and roll, penned by Rocket From the Tombs. You Lost Me is more of the same. Yet another cool bass line opens Stone Washed Clean, another in the spoken-word above music style. A Life Denied is a little lower energy, and does the unexpected by ending abruptly. The long version of Your Number Is One treats the listener with some cool beats, courtesy of a fellow named Kerim Imes. We finish off with Such A Drag, an organ-drenched piece a little reminiscent of Hell's Lounge Band Unwinds on YELLOW BLUES. After a brief pause, track 13 continues with what might be considered a hidden bonus track, or perhaps more of Such A Drag told from the perspective of that lost, wandering soul, this time anchored by piano instead of organ, over a soundtrack of the whistling wind.

David Tenenbaum (12.18.02)