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are they worth bothering with?/where to start? and all that please
All Music Guide seems to be in love with them.
From what i've read, i think this was a pretty 'big' album when it came out, which i was surprised about, as i just thought it would be some post-husker du shit, but yeah, it's worth getting, pretty much just a poppy indie record, kind of like the pixies, but full of awesome bob mould melodies and shiiit!?!
recorded at the same time as copper blue, but a bit darker. some good songs, some amazing songs, huge sound. husker du were too patchy, these are both pretty solid. they were on creation, not long after my bloody valentine, ride, etc, so they were always going to be pretty big.
is an amazing song
Am I Jesus Christ?
I know I know I know I know
Still sounds classic to me.
Tilted is amazing, as is Changes on Copper Blue. Brilliant band.
I heard a Sandi Thom song on the radio the other week which totally lifts the intro chords to If I cant Change Your Mind. I got excited then depressed. One more reason to hate Sandi Thom.
I like Beaster best.
i've never heard of them before today, also would 'file under easy listening' be a completely horrible place to start? seeing as its 1p on amazon i thought id test the waters.
but it's nowhere near as good as the others. i'd go with beaster first, although copper blue has some cracking tunes on it
beaster it is
but Copper Blue and Beaster are awesome albums that I still dig out for a regular listen to. Copper Blue was NME album of the year back in 1992, a pretty big call considering some of the other albums that came out that year - http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/1992.html
Bob Mould's recent solo albums have been, at best, an acquired taste. But the solo debut 'Workbook' is a classic and 'Black Sheets of Rain' is also tip-top.