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The 3Ds, Strange News From The Angels, 1997

I don’t have any fond back-story about Strange News From The Angels—my memory of 1997 is a little too blurry. I don’t think I even owned a copy of this first time around. It didn’t appeal to me all that … Continue reading

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The 3Ds, The Venus Trail, 1993

I remember getting this on CD back in 1993, playing it quite a lot, but never really getting too excited about it. There’s something about overkill in a genre. By 1993, grungy noise pop was everywhere. You couldn’t sit down … Continue reading

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The 3Ds, Hellzapoppin, 1992

In 1992 I saw The 3Ds in concert at least fifteen, maybe twenty, times. And it became something of a cliché way back then to point out that on record The 3Ds failed to capture the full three dimensions of … Continue reading

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The 3Ds, Swarthy Songs For Swabs, 1991

I haven’t heard these songs in years and damn they sound good on vinyl, cranked up, really metallic, hard and skewed, confident. Suddenly all those Sonic Youth comparisons ring true, come back into three-dimensional focus, more so on these early … Continue reading

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The 3Ds, Fish Tales, 1990

I first heard The 3Ds live in early 1990. They were a four piece with three members who wrote songs and sang individually. I’d never heard anything like it before. At that point I rarely went to gigs, and it … Continue reading

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