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April 09, 2008



Back in the day there was nothing more depressing than hearing squelching sounds coming from your tape deck, was there? Used to happen a lot.

LP were indeed a great group, as were / are the Bitter Springs. I think of Last Party now as a less ethereal Blue Orchids, a more personable Fall. Simon Rivers was no slouch as a tunesmith, but as you suggest he was an even better lyricist, turning out memorable lines in every song - in 'Damp', 'one more plate glass window attacks another helpless drunk' always stuck in my mind. Definitely due a 'Backed With' before long. Speaking of which, I'd best get on with the next one...

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