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The final spadeful,
By A Customer
This review is from: Phantasmagoria (Audio CD)
This album shows that the band was just trying too hard. To hard to come up with something new. Too hard to recapture Air Conditioning. Too hard to compete with other groups. Too hard to cope with all the complexities of a recording studio. Maybe it worked live, but here you are painfully aware of every instrument being recorded separately and ad nauseam, so there was no life left in the performances and nothing ever gels together. The songs are meant to be terribly meaningful, but as the other review points out they had descended to being tossers talking about tossers. Nuff said! They had run out of steam, run out of ideas, and run out of money - so don't waste yours!