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best pedro record (serious),
This review is from: Whole Ep (Audio CD)
ep's usually play the "filler" role in a collection of a band's hefty back-catalogue. the most engrossing song is the least lyrically potent on the 5-track: 'almost there' is maudlin at best until a repeat of the chorus sends it careening out of orbit with walsh's discordant shout-sing-scream "it's on the tip of my toooongue" spouted like conor oberst in a fit of alcoholic passion. the singing style of each song allows their meanings to rebound despite seeming elegantly simple on first viewing. at least it feels like a viewing with pedro, who are so illustrative with their lyrics, they welcome you into their world of music far more so than other bands care to.
'fix' seems to focus around a tragic tale of a drug addict, but may also be about the addictions in life which destroy personal lives however tame they may seem in comparison. 'lullaby' and 'nothing' are gig favourites: the prior a tale about the difficulty of being obedient to a Christian lifestyle ('you know I want to be like Jesus, but it seems so very far away') and the latter, a seemingly hypocritical attack on that very faith's unrealistic regulations.
it's such a thinker. such a simple yet ultimately complex short of the band's well-balanced portfolio. it's a cheap purchase, quite rare, VERY rewarding and not quite as macabre as some of the band's later efforts. what am i talking about? pedro are like the softies of rock, even your chart loving girlfriend will adore this.