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Jesus would be proud
on 31 August 2015
I never listened to Elastica till 2007...I knew the band name from here and there, but wasn't really aware of what they were all about.
Their first album, 5 years before their second is a much more song based affair where as their second is mostly sounds and less about the songs.
I think both are just as strong but there is something about this one which has those guitar riffs and songs that match well.
Its a shame the band didn't follow it up sooner in 96 or 97 or even 98...they took their time and lost the plot.
Its a good record, and the b sides are great too and probably might of made better tunes actually such as See that animal, Spastica and Rock Un Roll.
Justine decided fame was not her thing and disappeared to become a painting artist...however and confirming nothing of course, there is evidence that the band themselves may indeed be returning with the original line up from this album in 2017...whether this means a new record, touring, some shows who knows...but its good news anyway.
Its a shame they only did two records but it seems they ran out of energy ideas and drugs ruined the group and made them lazy.
So don't do drugs...and keep writing those songs lads...