Who loves ya, baby?
that's pretty fair I thinklike they are useful theoretically, but don't actually bang
I mean, their crowning achievementa totally different dimension of pop excitement and joy - this album should have been some sort of crossover leading us towards the nuum
its all in the production, twiddle those knobs and this could have been fools goldI mean, their crowning achievement
it makes me wonder why the rest of the album it's off is so blase and forgettable, who knows
maybe they were constricted by being a "band" and releasing albums. seems like they'd have been better off doing 12"s.
but "A Love From Outer Space" imo beats anything from Madchester or indie dance or whatever by a country mile, except "Fools Gold" and maybe the Mondays at their most shambolic
This was on the b-side of 'Pump Up The Volume' and it's amazing:i remember scoring that record almost certainly on the back of SR 's slavering hype - there was a v strong favour-of-the-month-ist culture at that time, as we were discussing on the SR thread, and ARK were a prime example of that.
I made great valiant efforts to love it (and be a hip teenage indie vanguardist) and succeeded to some extent, but it hasnt really stuck with me, in fact re-listening now i would say it just slid away, intangibly and murmuring fuzzily. i guess there are some catchy earwormy moments, but for me it was another element in that 4AD movement away from core indie, towards a destination as yet unknown (unless you had already made the jump to the new epoch of house and electronics) these were still guitar guys, though they had blackness, they were still stretching it using synths and stuff, but hadn't quite made the leap...
except they had - they'd already had a number 1 hit with pump up the volume ffs - a totally different dimension of pop excitement and joy - this album should have been some sort of crossover leading us towards the nuum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albums_produced_by_John_Leckie produced fools gold but it's a pure dance beat, isnt it. MARRS too,yeah but twiddling the knobs is a philosophical thing ain't it
Stone Roses were a proper rock band, A.R.K. as blissblogger put it more of an experimental guitar pop production duo