These suburban guitar geeks nailed their sound in 1980 with Crazy Rhythms' "Raised Eyebrows": two post-punk guitars chopping up a jagged surf riff, weird percussion clatter, tension building until it all explodes into a climactic power-strum rave with three dudes yelping, "The glory, glory, oh, oh!" in incoherent joy. Rhythms remains an indie-rock landmark, but the less famous Good Earth is every bit as crucial, with the hypnotic drones of songs like "Slipping (Into Something)." Reissues bonus: fantastic covers of the Beatles' "She Said She Said" and Neil Young's "Sedan Delivery."
The Good Earth — Four Stars
(Posted: Sep 8, 2009)
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- The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness
- Fa cÃ©-La
- Loveless Love
- Forces At Work
- Original Love
- Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except Me And My Monkey)
- Moscow Nights
- Raised Eyebrows
- Crazy Rhythms
- I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms (Live)
The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness (Demo) (track not available in Rhapsody)