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Re: Albums that deserve a second chance
Jan 25, 2013, 00:47
Moon Cat wrote:
Brik wrote:

The Damned - Phantasmagoria / Anything - There's no Captain, but without this tongue-in-cheek Madness soundtracking Hammer Horror period I can't help but feel there'd be a bit of a hole.

Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Rapture - Some of the commercial elements grate a bit, but Sick Child, Fall From Grace and the title track redeem it in spades. I'll also nominate Join Hands. Ignore The Lord's Prayer and it's a wonderful slice o bile.

Kate Bush - Director's Cut - Deeper Understanding was a baaaaad choice of single. Much of the Sensual World stuff was fine, but the Red Shoes tracks are leaps and bounds ahead of the original issue. It's quite lovely!

Brain Donor - Drain'd Boner - More than just noise! Well maybe not, but after a couple of casual spins it can really grab you.


I have love for all of those items, especially a new-found re-love for Drain'd Bonor.

Never heard The Creatures "Boomerang" though. Is that the Spanish influenced one?

That's the one, it's got a surprisingly denser sound than Feast with plenty of bolshy brass and there's a lot more emphasis on the lyrical side versus the more chanty ones. If you struggle to source it at all I can put it in my Box doodah account, as a Siouxsie fan you must! There's a big amount of variety to it though; it really should be in circulation.

Here's my own two favourites, all nice and bluesy, if you fancy a gander though; I think I read Jeff Buckley used to cover this one.

And this un's a pure strutter.

PS. My love for Drain'd came during my annual Cope-a-thon this year, I even broke me own rule and backtracked for a second go around. Nagasaki Mshroom nailed me and Just About Now is summat else!
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