Third Eye Foundation - Stone Cold said so - Little Lost Soul
Choosing a favorite Third Eye Foundation track (or album/ep/single) is like selecting which sense I could live without. It’s hard. So, without debating the issue I picked the track that hooked me this morning. Besides, the title puts a smile on my face everytime I read it.
Aware this isn’t their best album, I decided to see just what was written about it on Allmusic. They sum up the album with “Revenge is really not much more than a record aimed to appease the juvenile mind.” My response: I couldn’t agree more, and, man, did it hit the spot in 1987. I was 13 and in their target audience.
Listening to it now and searching my inner tag cloud the following is displayed: Outdoors. Friends. Skating. Clumsy headphones. Good times.
Destroyer - No Cease Fires! (Crimes Against the State of Our Love, Baby) - City of Daughters
I originally got this album back when I used to write (very poor) reviews for the Hit It or Quit It ‘zine. When I first saw the cover and the name “Destroyer” I expected something devastatingly loud. Perhaps something (or a mix of) avant-garde, post punk, or no wave. Jessica (HIQI owner/editor) knew my taste, and a band like that would have been right up my alley at that time. After all, she had sent me the first Arab on Radar album in the same package. Just look at the cover art. I always thought I was a good judge of cover art until I put it on … Metal it was not. Instead, singer-songwriter Dan Bejar’s unpredictable sound and vivid lyrics bumped out of my speakers. I was totally hooked and listened to the full album several times before I realized I had to review it. 11 years later I don’t recall what I wrote about the album, but I still have the same respect for it today.
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"Richard Adams third release proper under The Declining Winter moniker hits the stores June 29th 2009 courtesy of Home Assembly Music. Theres a special pre-order offer of a bonus remix CD featuring *Part Timer* *Strategy* *Northerner* *Library Tapes* *Fieldhead* amongst others for the first hundred or so orders. Go here http://www.homeassemblymusic.com/buy.php or here http://www.normanrecords.com/records/107814”
1. Nick’s yelp at the beginning
2. Rowland tearing and teasing the guitar around the 0:45 & 1:40 marks
3. “Where no-fish can swim” chorus
4. Nick yelling “Cry” over and over.
5. Calvert’s piercing snappiness on the drums
6. Pew’s pulsing bass