Picking up where we left off the other day, these guys released "Give It Back!" in 1997......it's a fairly respectable effort, not thier greatest, but it does include "Not If You Were the Last Dandy On Earth", a response to the Dandy Warhols' "Not If You Were the Last Junkie On Earth", which originally was a slap at THIS band (think Pavement's "Range Life" and you'll have the general idea).I've always for some reason enjoyed bands attempting to insult each other on record, I don't know why......I ought to make a comp of attempted musical "insults" and responses......always gave props to Neil Young for saying he'd rather listen to "Sweet Home Alabama" than "Southern Man" any time, shows what a cool guy he is, but of course I digress......
The following year the released "Strung Out In Heaven", not a real favorite of mine either, at least lacking the life of some of the earlier discs......highlights are "Wasting Away" and the single "Love".....not bad but not essential.
Something of a comeback, IMO, is 2001's "Bravery, Repitition, and Noise", which is an under-appreciated effort I think, good tracks such as "Open Heart Surgery" and "If I Love You?" remind us that this really IS one of the era's better "Modern Psych" bands.
"And This Is Our Music" was released in 2003, I have debated this albuma bit, I know some hate it's psuedo folk/psych, I don't know, I kind of like it......come on, "Prozac vs. Heroin"? "You Look Great When I'm Fucked Up"? I like the album, maybe you don't, but I think it's one of their better efforts. As I said, many do not agree.
And speaking of which, along comes "My Bloody Underground" (2008), which I happen to think is great... highly experimental, the sound owes a lot to My Bloody Valentine and The Velvet Underground (duh) as well as The Jesus and Mary Chain, and I find it's noisy psych rock wonderfully innovative and refreshing........if you've not heard it, please experience "We Are the Niggers of the World", "Black Hole Symphony" and LOTS more, uncharacteristic of myself to pick a effort so late in the career of a band as my fave, but this may just be an exception......AND< I'm sure some people hate this one too.
They have released a handful of EP's, only one of which I happen to have (sorry, can anyone help with the others? I am also lacking the post-"Bloody" issues), 2009's "Smoking Acid".....it's here as well.......I hope this paints a DECENT picture of a band I like but don't love, I would bet they are the type of band that has some really cool rarities in the closet, so if anyone has anything to fill in the gaps here, NOW is the time to share!
STRUNG OUT IN HEAVEN-01 Going to Hell/02 Let's Pretend It's Summer/03 Wasting Away/04 Jennifer/05 Got My Eye On You/06 Nothing To lose/07 Love/08 Maybe Tomorrow/09 Spun/10 I've Been Waiting/11 Dawn/12 Lantern/13 Wisdom
BRAVERY, REPITITION AND NOISE-01 Just For Today/02 Telegram/03 Stolen/04 Open Heart Surgery/05 Nevertheless/06 Sailor/07 You have Been Disconnected/08 Leave Nothing For Sancho/09 Let Me Stand Next To Your Flower/10 If I Love You?/11 (I Love You) Always/12 If I Love You? (New European Gold Secret Babylonian Brotherhood Cinema Mix)
AND THIS IS OUR MUSIC-01 The Wrong Way/02 Introesque/03 Starcleaner/04 Here To Go/05 When Jokers Attack/ 06 Prozac vs. Heroin/07 Geezers/08 Maryanne/09 You Look Great When I'm Fucked Up/10 Here It Comes/11 What Did You Say?/12 Prozac Vs Heroin Revisited/13 A New Low In Getting High/14 Some Things Go Without Saying/15 Tschuss/16 The Pregnancy Test/17 The Right Way
SMOKING ACID EP-01 The Serious Matter/02 I Alvaru Talaau/03 Tempo 116.7 (Reaching For Dangerous Levels of Sobriety)/04 Tempo 116.7 (Clean Sobriety Beats)/05 Super Fucked