I saw them previewing songs from this album at Brixton Academy, supporting Sonic Youth too many years ago. I was a big fan of their first album, Get Lost, Don't Lie! (which still stands up very well), so I was really looking forward to seeing them. They weren't bad either - except Roland's flat vocal style did not go down well with the massive, boozy audience. All the same, the late, great Epic Soundtracks looked good behind the drums. When the LP came out much later I was really disappointed: not anything like as good as their first. The King of Kalifornia is a nice rocker but the rest is laboured stuff, with some particularly bad lyrics (suprisingly).