Thursday, December 11, 2008

758. Girls Against Boys - Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby (1994)

Track Listing

1. In Like Flynn
2. Go Be Delighted
3. Rockets Are Red
4. Satin Down
5. Let Me Come Back
6. Learned It
7. Get Down
8. Bullet Proof Cupid
9. Seven Seas
10. Billy's One Stop
11. Bug House


Here's an album that is somewhere between post-hardcore, post-punk and alternative rock. This mix makes it kind of interesting, but then not much is made of it and the album's relistenability goes downhill.

So I can't say I disliked it, because I didn't, it is fine and I'd happily listen to it again, but overall it leaves me cold and I probably would not put it on myself again.

A big meh from me to this album then, even if it has got some pretty good tracks. In fact that album starts very well and gets less interesting the further you go in to the album itself. The first couple of tracks are the real highlights here and quite worthy, other than that...

Track Highlights

1. Go Be Delighted
2. In Like Flynn
3. Satin Down
4. Seven Seas

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The group began as a side project of Eli Janney and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty. Canty soon left the project and by 1991 Janney had gone on to recruit three former members of D.C. hardcore punk group Soulside—Scott McCloud, Johnny Temple, and Alexis Fleisig—to complete the line-up. Girls Against Boys are perhaps most notable for employing dual bass guitars, a rarity in rock music, and for their second album, Venus Luxure No.1 Baby, a heavy yet nuanced entry into early 1990s post-hardcore. This album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series, and at the 25th anniversary concert for Touch and Go Records held in Chicago in September 2006.

In Like Flynn:

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