I was an early adopter of this coed, Kansas-based quintet. Their debut album, Designing a Nervous Breakdown became quite addictive, what with it's wonky-synth rock tip-toeing ever so slowly into the emo side of neighborhood. Problem was, the album had a mere ten songs. I wanted more. And luckily, there was a little bit more, that is if you were able to attend an Anniversary gig in 2001 or thereabouts. This eponymous three-song ep was dispensed at the merch table for about $4.00, and as far as I can tell that was the only location where it could be obtained. Yep, a good ol' limited tour 7." The sleeve is dated 2000, but since the selections on here sound a bit nascent compared to the LP, I have a hunch they were recorded earlier than that. But anyway, if you haven't been exposed to Designing... get it, because it will likely give you a better appreciation of this. For true.
A1. All Right For Now
B1. Hold Me Tonight
B2. Low Tide and Hospital Bed
Update: All three songs are now available on the Anniversary's Devil on Our Side, b-sides and rarities compilation. Click on the link and get it used from Amazon cheap.
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