Sunday, November 10, 2013

Play Rare Demo From Close Lobsters Here

At some point in late 1987, as I was breaking the stranglehold that 4AD-type stuff had on my listening habits -- that stranglehold having freed me from my earlier U2 thrall -- I bought a bunch of cassettes based on reviews in the late Option magazine.

One of those tapes was Foxheads Stalk This Land from Close Lobsters. The band didn't put out a lot of material back then -- 2 full-lengths and some EPs -- but they ranked up there with the best of the new guitar bands of that era.

"From This Day On" is from the 1988 What Is There To Smile About EP which was colled on the excellent Forever Until Victory compilation a few years ago.

Play this bit of jangle-pop history below.