This album doesn't invent anything new, it's just exceedingly well executed. Shawn Smith was absolutely one of the most underrated vocalists of his era and yet another member of the Seattle grunge scene gone way way way too soon.
he reversed the strings and neck on the right handed guitar so the low e was at the top. So the guitar was upside down ,but the strings were in the normal order. But many say he could take a right handed guitar, flip it over and still make it cry and sing with the stings upside down.