"Overflowing with Brian Gibson's airplane-engine bass roar and
distorted chants, Brian Chippendale's punching drums, and a layer
of viscous distortion on top, Wonderful Rainbow is an exhausting
workout. Its 10 songs loop, cycle, and repeat so rigorously your brain
feels a marathon runner's burn." - Pitchfork
"[Wonderful Rainbow] is purposeful and powerful, never more so
than on the terrible grandeur of the climactic "30,000 Monkies"
with its endless crescendi, and the floundering "Duel In The Deep"
Legendary band Lightning Bolt's Wonderful Rainbow is one of the
most quintessential albums to come from the underground in the
last 20 years. Included in lists like Pitchfork's "200 top albums of the
2000s" and the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die,
Lightning Bolt's seminal record solidified their place as pillars of the
underground community. Wonderful Rainbow saw the duo of Brian
Chippendale (drums/vocals) and Brian Gibson (bass) being compared
to the likes of Slayer, Ornette Coleman, and early Boredoms, and
captured the bristling, immeasurable energy of their mythical live
shows, which continue to astonish audiences today. The album's now
iconic artwork (drawn by Chippendale) mirrors the music's curious
and exhilarating blend of chaos, noise, intense beauty and childlike
wonderment. Lightning Bolt paved the way for countless artists who
followed them, cracking the noise-rock and underground scenes
wide open with an album as frenetic and violent as it is overflowing
with joyful abandon.