Tuesday, December 22, 2009

SUBURBAN LAWNS-BABY, 12" EP, 1983, USA



In which our So-Cal paragons of nutty spasmodic new wave angularity suddenly get proactive with the production values, the Devo-esque polka dotted herky jerk displayed on their eponymous debut (shared elsewhere on MS) accumulating additional layers of Speaking In Tongues-like polyrhythmic densities, spiky Aladdin Sane piano runs and studio tweaked vocal malarky on this follow up EP (their last), before taking an unexpected turn into Siouxsie And The Banshees territory on the final two cuts. Very fine.

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7 comments:

Ian Zamboni said...

YES, I have been looking for this in 256+ forever!

Peteykins said...

When this came out, my friends and I listened to "Flavor Crystals" obsessively. So good. I can kinda do without "Enjoy" and "Hug," but the other two are fantastic.

I saw them live in Tucson, and wow.

Heather Drain said...

I was lucky enough to find this at a local Salvation Army in the late 90's and totally adore it. It's great seeing this very underrated band and EP get some deserved appreciation.

Glenn said...

Many thanks vdoandsound.
More 80s usa art-new wave
always, constantly

anything along the lines of devo, the girls, suburban lawns, dogs in space, new marines, screamers etc very welcome !

Richard J. Anderson said...

I've got a copy of this that I picked up about a year ago in a little used record store in West Philadelphia. It came as a total shock: I didn't think anything by the Lawns made it out of California.

Of course, I have no way to get the music from my record player on my iPod. Thanks for the hookup!

asmodeo said...

Thanks! ;)

KD said...

Thank You!
(Download Link Still Working Fine_