from her to eternity LP
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So yes, go on buy it.
Viva Mr. Cave!
On top of this fantastic album you also get two of the B-sides from the Tupelo single on the CD version, In The Ghetto, a cover of the Elvis ballard (in my opinion superior to the orignal) and The Moon Is In The Gutter, an excellent song which deserved to be on an album proper, rather than relegated to a single.
So if you're a fan of The Birthday Party or pre 90's Bad Seeds you'll love this album!
The thing is, this album is like nothing you have ever heard before, so you can't just dismiss it. It is difficult to either criticise it or even to compare it to anything else, it is astonishing, uncompromising and shocking. Do I like it? Well yes, very much, but I don't really know exactly why, and when I first listened to it I hated it, without really knowing why that was either. I guess I like this in the same way that a rabbit likes headlights, it is menacing but mesmerising and deep.
In terms of the individual tracks it is possible to pick out highlights (Cabin Fever, St Huck, From her to Eternity) but really if the album works it is as a single, heavyweight statement of disenchantment with love, creativity, life and god knows what else - if I am honest I really don't understand what Cave and the Bad Seeds are trying to say or do here, maybe they didn't either.
Anyhow if you decide you like (or even adore) this album I wouldn't go on and recommend it to your friends, they will mostly think you have gone balmy if you do, and any that don't will probably have themselves sectioned fairly soon afterwards.
So why give it 5 stars? How about because its there?
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The item arrived exactly as described, and before I expected it. Buy with confidence.Published 22 months ago by Jacques coetzee
Review of the vinyl, still pristine after 30 years and countless spins this is the drum and bass plus the vocals of added despair as they slide into a paired down and twanging... Read morePublished on 7 July 2011 by Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles
I love this album. Raw and direct. Buy it to see where the great, later stuff came from!Published on 7 Jan. 2010 by P. Webb