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Posted: Aug 23, 2008 7:15 am
 
so what up? cna i get one? homepage sez sept 9. But Stands got one. what makes him so special (besides the lazers)?
Posted: Aug 24, 2008 10:59 pm
 
he must have aussie version. it's coming!
Posted: Aug 24, 2008 11:09 pm
 
yep. I got a copy of a copy.
Was just listening in the car.
Can't wait to get the real deal.
Posted: Aug 25, 2008 7:56 am
 
Cool. thank you.

Looking forward to it!
Posted: Aug 26, 2008 2:12 pm | Edited by: eric o
 
Review up on DUSTED:
http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/4500

Primary Colours is an appropriate title for Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s sophomore album. The Australian quartet works with the basics to produce a simple, hooky garage punk racket, yet delivers a surprisingly multi-layered mixture when everything is said and done. While the signposts are clear and the influences are more or less front and center, no one particular move results in absolute hero worship. Opening track “Memory Lane” for example, is built around a primal Stooges thump, but the guitar is worked into a nice trebly jangle that suggests such a walk can, in fact, be quite pleasant. The Stooges' primitivism pops up elsewhere: in the brooding explosiveness of “Colour Television,” which suggests “T.V. Eye,” but with that song’s libidinal throb suppressed by the ritual of endless channel surfing. “I Don’t Wanna Play No More,” with its single-note piano riff, deliberately (one would think) recalls “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” yet posits the S&M-lite referred to in the latter as all so much young lust that must come to an end.

The Stooges' hue certainly looms large (and what Australian band worth their salt doesn’t have the specter of the Iggy and the Ashetons hovering above?), but there are, of course, three primary colors. Thus, while ECSR paint with wide swaths and use a purposefully limited pallet, other distinctive shades emerge here as well. In general, the album contains a taut Wire-like sense of attitude and execution, and on “That’s Inside of Me,” perhaps the most unique track on the album, the band reimagines the Feelies’ “Crazy Rhythms” (a tight number if there ever was one) with just the song’s frenetic instrumental passage as a base. The effect is wonderfully unsettling and neatly captures Primary Colours’ theme of tension and release, or lack thereof.

Though the album never touches on the howling urgency of The Birthday Party or The Scientists and it’s not quite the revelation of The Saints’ Eternally Yours or X’s Aspirations, it’s very much a part of the proud tradition of Australian punk and underground rock. “Wrapped Up,” a crisp guitar-driven punk romance, and “We’ll Be Turned On,” which rides a swinging organ riff and bounces along like a cross between the Fall and the Modern Lovers, would both fit seamlessly onto last year’s two-disc comp Tales From the Australian Underground: Singles 1976 �" 1989 (an essential pick up on it’s own, by the way).

Though there’s been a fair amount of diversity in the Aussie underground through the years, there’s also an unpretentious adherence to the primal essence of rock and roll. Eddy Current Suppression Ring make good on the promise and, like the many Down Under greats that came before, seize on the possibilities that can be gleaned from keeping things simple.

By Nate Knaebel
Posted: Aug 26, 2008 2:22 pm
 
i don't here stooges in this, but whatever... they are still taking the world by storm!!!
Posted: Sep 13, 2008 10:05 am
 
YES!
Posted: Sep 20, 2008 8:30 pm
 
I still need the White Denim 7" - anybody got an extra copy laying around somewhere??
Posted: Sep 22, 2008 2:58 am
 
I dunno, are you being serious? Max told me a hilarious story about why they're banned from Beerland and they've told me hilarious stories about almost getting their asses kicked everywhere they go so I never know if people are just being passive-aggressively sarcastic or if they like shit-tons of wah-wah pedal and abuse.

I might could help you out. Turbo recorded my old band.
Posted: Sep 22, 2008 2:58 am
 
ECSR rules.
Posted: Sep 22, 2008 6:42 pm
 
I don't know if you're talking to me - but, yes - I'm serious - I still need a copy of the White Denim 7" (incidentally I'm talking about the ECSR 7" on White Denim Records - maybe you're thinking I mean a band called White Denim?)
Posted: Sep 23, 2008 12:26 am
 
haha yeah. They're a pretty ok band but they're kinda jerkish and make loads of enemies. didn't know about the label.
Posted: Sep 25, 2008 2:13 am
 
White Denim were great!
I caught them opening for Molly Hatchet back in '76...man, that 37 minute guitar solo during Nymphs, Gnomes and Hobbits, Oh My blew my frickin' mind!
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