Then, Great Escape came out... Wow. Then their self-titled... Even better. Then 13. FINE! I get it! They're fucking awesome, alright?!
I eventually went back, years later, and repurchased the album to become more acquainted with it. Honestly, it is a great album, with a lot of great material. Some of my favorites include This Is a Low, Parklife, End of A Century, and a couple others. And, their PSB remix of Girls & Boys is spectacular.
My ONLY qualm with these guys is their song Red Necks. I feel that it is very prejudice and stereo-typical, and condescending. In today's PC environment, I would say it is borderline on bullying of sorts. I'm sure they wouldn't want me to sing a song about Brits with ugly teeth, or homosexuals or anything like that. I am always told and I have always felt that I should accept everyone, regardless of race, religion, orientation, etc. It's just that society has seemed to find it acceptable to make fun of Christian, white, American males, and then chastising us if we say anything about it. I find it disgusting.
Regardless, the track is on this "Disc Two". I weeded out the redundant demos and radio sessions, as they are unnecessary overall. Also, no live tracks. My front cover looks alright, but I hate how the back cover turned out. Half tempted to scan the original back cover, take out the album tracks and put the new tracks in their place.
Hope you all like....
a little note for future reference...
Old School Techno Rave Week starts on December 12th. Mark your calendars!