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:: Garbage & the Flowers - Eyes Rind As If Beggars lp + cd
Garbage & the Flowers - Eyes Rind As If Beggars lp + cd
"Fire Records & Bo Weavil Recordings are extremely proud to present the long-awaited re-issue of
The Garbage & The Flowers
' classic double album
Eyes Rind As If Beggars
, a sprawling collection of fragile melodies, abrasive improvisations and velvet voices. The story of
The Garbage & The Flowers
, by some measure Wellington's most brilliant pop band, is equal parts classic underground rock'n'roll and a hazy ramshackle history pockmarked with bursts of genius and stoned rehearsals. Rare is it for any band to garner so much underground acclaim while leading such a nebulous existence. A small handful of releases, compilation appearances and few live shows make for a curious stop/start history. Tension can produce the goods and tension was what watered The Garbage & The Flowers.
(guitar, songwriting) and
(viola, vocals, now bass) met in their teens sometime in the 1980s. Naming themselves after a line in
's "Suzanne" and taking cues from
The Velvet Underground
, the band has existed in some shape or form since, with help from
. When asked recently about the group, original drummer Tilly offers a particularly apt description of their sound: "What I loved about the music we created is that it sounded like it had come from somewhere faraway, that it had traveled a lot of distance and gathered some dust and debris along the way. That said, despite its unhinged qualities we were never really a noise-band even though some strange and beautiful electromagnetic noise would make it to tape. Most of the time it was all deeply rooted in a song." This, of course, is one of the greatest parts of The Garbage & The Flowers' charm. They really did seem out there, on their own, absorbed in their own world, dropping gem after gem of fractal noise-pop onto slowly corroding four-track cassettes, willing these songs into existence just long enough to let them catch breath and glide away from the speakers for a few moments, before Frusin and Johnstone would knuckle down and write yet more beautiful melodies for beautiful losers. This is a rock'n'roll classic which will whip the wigs off all the crystalline clowns today." - FIRE RECORDS
Comes with a bonus cd of "additional material"
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 April, 2013.
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