Is this record worth a spin? Should I buy it? Will it add to or detract
from my credibility? Should I care?
I wish someone could break it down for me.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Shrubs- Another Age

British band that existed for four years during the heyday of indie rock from 1985-89. The title track is a Phil Ochs cover and half the record is culled from live performances. Their music leaned heavily on post-punk, with singer Nick Hobbs talk-singing over disjointed, angular guitar lines. If you're familiar with old SST recording artists Saccharine Trust/Slovenly you'll find distinct similarities.

Buy this record if you wanna ditch the Honda Accord for a Karmann Ghia.


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