Tag Archives: 1995

Palace, Mountain 12″, 1995

This EP was released in the UK in order to bring together the four tracks from the “West Palm Beach/Gulf Shores” 7″ (1994) and the “The Mountain Low/(End of) Travelling” 7″ from earlier in 1995. Oldham has said that he sees 7” … Continue reading

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Palace, Gezundheit b/w Let The Wires Ring 7″, 1995

After the relatively lush production quality of the last three singles, this 7” drags the aesthetic right back down into lo-fi drear territory. The first ten seconds of “Gezundheit” even sounds like it was recorded on damaged tape, whereas “Let … Continue reading

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Palace Songs, The Mountain b/w (End Of) Travelling 7″, 1995

This is the first Palace single that seems to actually exist for the purpose of promoting an album. “The Mountain” comes from Viva Last Blues, (titled “The Mountain Low”) probably the best of the Palace albums in terms of gold … Continue reading

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Spiritualized, Pure Phase, 1995

My original CD copy of this came in a glow-in-the-dark luminous jewel case. I remember not really getting into it that much, I guess because my head/ears weren’t quite ready for where Jason Pierce was taking the band at that … Continue reading

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Tindersticks, The Bloomsbury Theatre 12.3.95, 1995

I guess a little spiel on live albums is the way to begin. The academic view would be to say they serve only to exist as historical documents. Yes, this band was here on this date and played these songs. … Continue reading

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Sparklehorse, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, 1995

Let’s start with a quote from Tim Jonze of the Guardian, written as obituary for Linkous when he took his own life in March 2010. “The genius of Mark Linkous … was to transform the twisted and cruel into the … Continue reading

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Tindersticks, Tindersticks II, 1995

So here I am on to my second Tindersticks review. I suppose Tindersticks are the kind of band who engender passionate outpourings. I think their debut is pretty grand, but this one, the second album was my first dalliance with … Continue reading

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