Norway - Full Moon 46 - 07/16/00
Bluefoot is American Suitcase's second album this year (!).
I must admit that I haven't heard their debut (only 200 made on
vinyl - you bastards), but I quite liked their version of Motorpsycho's Sunchild
on a tribute album a couple of years ago with it's jingle-jangle guitars, harmony
vocals and you-know-what.
There have been quite a few of this type of bands in Norway
in recent years; Time Lodgers and Loch Ness Mouse are probably the
best examples. And here is more of the same.
You don't exactly get over-exited, there is a kind of sturdy
quality on this album, and the impending feeling of deja vu is present
most of the time. Most fans of this music don't mind, however, so
You might want to sing along, or at least smile to the last
refrain of Millenium Man, though, it's one of the better moments here.
The album as a whole is just as good as anything by Teenage Fanclub
or Wondermints, but The Grays it isn't... A decent cover of Master
James is always worthwhile and gave me a reminder that it has been
a while since I heard the original (by The Steppes). And it gave me
a good excuse to dive into the vinyl archive.
But please, give that theremin back to whoever owns it.
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