Since they started in the early s, Sic Alps ' music has made its way into the world via a host of formats 7", cassette, LP and labels Siltbreeze , Slumberland , and Woodsist , but however it arrived, you could always count on one thing: It would be damaged.
Songwriter Mike Donovan and drummer Matt Hartman sought an improbable union of pop sweetness and sonic hate, blasting Kinks riffs through Pussy Galore 's shredded speaker cabinets. The record begins not with the death rattle of a battered thrift-store amplifier, but the harmonious tones of a hired string section. It's a soft but sinister set of songs-- the Bay Area's answer to the Velvet Underground 's self-titled record.
Where Sic Alps were once wasted and wobbly, they are now stoned and serene. However messy the old Sic Alps sounded, they worked hard on it.
Donovan would track his vocals and guitar alone in a single take, after which Hartman would step in to help graft on scuzz and grunge one 8-track layer at a time until things sounded right or wrong in the right way. Retrieved on 30 September IndieHQ , 13 December Retrieved on 07 October Archived from the original on 21 July Retrieved on 17 September Rocks ".
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With the main album including an additional half-dozen songs compared to its predecessors, the quality of the B-sides is suspect compared to previous Pavement reissues-- though "Kriss Kraft" and "Mussle Rock Is a Horse in Transition " the second best song Spiral Stairs ever wrote are easily good enough to fit on the album proper, and the entire Pacific Trim EP borders on great.
Disc 2 is a tougher slog. Rocks compilation reveals Pavement as the primo interpreters of Generation X arcana, making the educational cartoon song sound like something the band wrote, thick with a playful sense of nostalgia. But these misses are keeping, I suppose, with the spirit of Matador's ambitious reissue project, so we have to take the bad with the good. And when you're talking Pavement in and , there's no question, you're talking very, very good. Skip to content Search query All Results.
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