In my view their best work so far. Always concentrated, very tight, good songs (almost no failure), a borderline walk between rock, pop and psychedelics with references and roots deep in rock history. Great album, truly. I especially like "Transcendental Suicide" (very inspired by The Who of Tommy and Quadrophenia) and "Age of No Reply" (who else phases the whole sound - like they did in late 60s - nowadays?). But the rest is as good.
Tsoolīs 4th album is, like Behind the music, less psych and more straight rock'n'roll/lo-fi pop compared to their two first ones. Still itīs really good, the highlights are the two singles: "Bigtime" and "Believe Iīve Found", but there is a lot of good songs on the album. The great pictures of the band in the booklet are, like in most of the TSOOL albums, taken by the ex-Union Carbide Productions-drummer Henrik Rylander.
excellent! Reminds me of the great scottish band BIGFOOT. Lofty praise indeed.
A much more melancholy affair than the first album, although this is not neccessarily a bad thing, depending on your mood. Stand out track for me is Jehovah Sunrise, epic, psychedelic and charged, a triumphant penultimate coup de grace! My Swedish friends, play in Scotland soon, or i fear i may wilt from psychic torpor. I donīt suppose you could bring along DRUNK HORSE too?
There is a very limited original 1996 vinyl issue of this album with 23 tracks. Includes an insert with the lyrics. A great album but hard to find.
This is a fandabbidozie little cd, beautiful, ugly, powerful and fragile all at the same time. The lyrics for Grand Canaria are weep-makingly evocative, especially when you consider they were written in their second tongue. An astonishingly mature debut, and an album i feel they have not bettered yet. Points off for the Waterloo Sunset-isms of Bendover Babies though, humans after all then?