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This review is from: If Only for a Moment: Expanded Edition (Audio CD)
I first heard this album on a cassette lent to me by a friend. There were no details on it...no band name , no tracks. I put it on one day fairly absent mindedly....Well, my reaction was, "what the hell is this?". I've listened to a fair bit of stuff over the years but I didn't have a clue as to who it was. Listening to the lyrics I guessed at the titles of the songs and after a short search on the internet...voila! Blossom Toes."Never heard of them" I thought to myself. Still , I found the album fascinating mainly because it's so hard to define. Sometimes it bludgeons you with heavy guitar riffs , then it goes all introspective and occasionally whimsical. The lyrics are of the time...Peace and the problems of the world but done it a uniquely weird way. I can easily see how it failed to chart in its day. It's just too earnest , too weird, too eclectic. I love it. The sounds are wonderfully retro...the sort of fantastic production that you just don't hear in these days of super duper recording facilities...fuzzed guitars....deep warm bass...great drum sounds..vocals that sometimes sound like Capt Beefheart or Edgar Broughton, sometimes much more intimate. Yes I can see how for some it's a disaster but for me , it's a fantastic bonkers disaster!