Thursday, July 28, 2005

That Dry Summer

I've just gotten hold of the new album by Oxford Collapse entitled "A Good Ground." STUPDNEDNDOUS!! What's it sound like? Maybe if The Feelies were backing up The Traveling Wilburys and then killed all the Traveling Wilburys except Tom Petty and made him only play drums. What would now be the "former" drummer of the Feelies would then issue orders to Tom Petty like this: "Choose two notes, hum them back and forth to the bass player and then order the bass player to hum what he thinks he heard to the guitar player. Then make the guitar player try to play what he thinks he heard, even though he's not particular adept at 'picking things up.' Oh, and tell the bass player to 'just listen.'" All this, you see, is what the "former" Feelies drummer would tell Petty to do, because who are you going to listen to, The Feelies "former" drummer or Tom Petty?

You get the idea.

"A Good Ground" is extremely invigorating for those who long for the best of what college rock had to offer when you were in college. An insular sound. A sound only you and your friends could understand. Because you don't have that much money, and sorry but some bands just can't afford a recording that isn't going to come out a little (golden) dry and washed out with wavering tempos, so we're just going to take that as a plus and mostly play fast. And after you listen to it a couple times you will never tire of appreciating its uniqueness, how there are no other three people on earth who could make this album but for these three people.

"Last American Virgin," should you want to test it out with one track, is where you should. Guitar that, when asked, says "I am in a band."

4 Comments:

At 8:55 AM, Blogger dc nahm said...

I will now buy this records soley because of this post. SUch is the powr of the internet--and stark pimp.

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger stark pimp said...

Yeah, I was a marketing major...




IN MY DREAMS!!!

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger wasabiwolf said...

You guys are emotional folks when it comes to the art of song but i'm not.

sike!


My ass is sold as well. Will search for this nugget within the WRFL vaults. When did it come out?

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger stark pimp said...

July 12 2005.

 

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