Before there was Unwound, there was Cygnus X-1. And before there was Cygnus X-1, there was Giant Henry. Recorded in original Unwound drummer Brandt Sandeno’s parents’ basement over one weekend in the winter of 1991, the 12-song vinyl-only Big Baby captures captures Vern Rumsey, Brandt Sandeno, and Justin Trosper in their Bleach-ed out halcyon days. Taking a cue from the scene they came kicking and screaming out of, a hand-screened all black tip on jacket was slathered in silver ink in three variations: The childhood photos of drummer Sandeno, bassist Rumsey, and guitarist Trosper. The accompanying insert was printed on 80lb black paper in silver ink, with one side taken up by a photo of the band shot by a young Kathleen Hanna and the other filled with reflections by Justin Trosper.
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