An intermittently strong collection from
Sydney-based grungesters, recorded in Minnesota and New
York. This is the first album from the band, and should
result in them building on the already hefty fan
base generated after four EPs, the last of which, `Coprolalia',
was released in April this year.
This disc opens with the title track from
that EP, and then ploughs on through a dozen more songs
driven by the dirty grooves of Tim Rogers' guitar. Current
indy radio favorite `Adam's Ribs' stands out as the choice
cut, but several others, such as `Trainspottin'' and `Ordinary',
also acquit themselves very nicely.
The band is at its weakest when attempting
slower numbers, most of which suffer from curiously thin
arrangements. When they crank the tempo up again, however,
they easily redeem themselves and
demonstrate just why they are being touted in some quarters
as the Next Big Thing for '94.