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Shot Forth Self Living

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  • Audio CD (5 Oct. 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Creation
  • ASIN: B0000270RV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,024 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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From beginning to end, Shot Forth Self Living is more than a listening experience. It makes your spine tingle and blood hum with its power. This brash and uncompromising masterpiece is a rebel force amongst shoegaze classics. Noted as the American take on the genre. As part of the Captured Tracks Shoegaze Archives, everything has been remastered and an expanded version of the album offered on a 2XCD. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicolo Gaj on 4 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Nice example of noise pop, influenced by Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. I like it
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By Martyn VINE VOICE on 16 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I got this album back in the days on the basis that I was buying a lot of indie/drone/noise and it was of a similar vein, but new in that it touched both on Loop, Sonic Youth with a bit of dance/electronica thrown in.

Some of it lapses into predictable but pleasant indie-droneish guitar stuff, and the closer 'Christmas Song' is in my view unlistenable to, but the opening track 'One More' is a stunning example of what could be achieved once these bands ignored any agreed limits, with a long white-noise intro giving way to a creeping drumbeat and then such a thick wah-wah laden wall of guitar sound it could hold up a building. A seemingly dispassionate vocal, which i've always assumed is ironic rather than serious, adds to one of the great slab-of-sound tracks produced in that era, along with Spacemen Three's 'Suicide' and Loop's 'Be Here Now'.

Other great tracks are the singles 'Five' and 'Aruca', the latter of which is a great indie-dance track which really should have done better.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
One of the Best Albums of the 90's 8 Aug. 2003
By Gabriel V. Delsaz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is an absolute masterpiece and phenomenal from beginning to end. Although I would categorize it very loosely as shoegaze it is much brasher and louder with more feedback and slightly more uptempo (at times). This is the sound you would get from mixing Jesus and Mary Chains "Psychocandy" with My Bloody Valentines "Loveless". The vocals are wonderful and the melodies are superb. It breaks my heart that this album, which i consider one of the finest of the 90's in any genre, is so unknown and isnt even produced anymore. I know a handful of people who own this album and they love it as much as I do. Quality-wise I would rank it a notch or two below My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" my favorite album of all time.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A BLAST of good SONIC FUN - noisey as all get out 26 May 2006
By Geoffrey R. Balme - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The review says SKIP THE CACAPHONOUS OPENING... but I say, it's the opening that makes this album great!

I love this album, i'm not crazy about everything these folks did, but this album really hit a mark for me.

It's both completely stressed out screaming guitar amps and my bloody valentine - sweet sounding but also menacing lyrics.

The backbeat is strong and interstingly for my taste, danceable.

The first cut, ONE MORE is a powerful 8 minutes or so of pounding hypnotic wail. The guitars maintain it throughout.

IT's visceral.

It's memorable.

Check it out, you'll see.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
buried treasure 22 Dec. 2004
By crom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
one of those moments in time. a true, forgotten classic. from one more's initially piercing drill of noise to the watery, drowned bubbling at the end of christmas song, this album will make your spine tingle. why this one got lost to the vaults both confuses and sickens me.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
One of The Best Guitar Albums of The 90's 22 Nov. 2003
By Phelix - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Sonically, this album sounds amazing & innovative. From the opening cut, "One More," the ablum starts with a searing feedback drone that builds to more feedback then when you least expect it this heavy bassline comes in, then the guitars come in & pummel you & never let up, not even at the end. It just slides right into the next song "Aruca." Brad Laner is a genius musician & backed by the same as well. This album is very, very noisy but under all of it is great melodies and the nice vocals. The My Bloody Valentine(MBV) comparisons are endless. I can see why. But where MBV's noisy guitar sound, sounds like chainsaws immersed in water, MEDICINE'S noisy guitar sound which is twice as noisier, sounds like chainsaws cutting through steel. The last song, "Christmas Song" is just an epic song in ever sense. Must hear to believe. The entire album is an aural assault on the senses. If you like My Bloody Valentime, Bardo Pond, Sonic Youth or noisy guitars for that matter, this album is very, very essential. (I couldn't listen to the ablum all the way through. I had to give my ears a rest. The album is that noisy & loud. I'd suggest the same. Your eardrums will thank you.)
This album deserves continued respect....extra tracks worth it 10 Aug. 2013
By A. Castillo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I had a copy of this from the 90's and it's still a beautiful dirty distortion drenched dream scape. Listening to something like queen of tension requires a level of concentration. It's like a hammer that beats you each time. The remaster brings out additional details over the originals, but i'm not an audiofile and had no strong opinion over the original.

now for the extra tracks, there are a few interesting new songs that fit in nicely but are nothing special but the stripped down versions of the album tracks are also good and bring in extra dirt to good effect.
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