Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cell - Everything Turns promo ep + 1 (1993, DGC)

When Sonic Youth dove headfirst into the big leagues with their 1990 Goo album, not only did it accord the band with a bigger (albeit somewhat conflicted) audience, but some significant clout as well. Case in point, leadman Thurston Moore set up his already established boutique label, Ecstatic Peace, under the auspices of Geffen Records. Hoboken, NJ's Cell, a billowy, indie guitar band, were one of the beneficiaries of this arrangement. Their two albums for the label, 1993's Slo-Blo and it's followup, Living Room had miles and miles of bountiful head-space to offer, but to this set of ears, not much stuck. As it just so happened, a four song promo-ep, Everything Turns, was a surprising exception. Released in conjunction with Slo-Blo, it featured a cover of Patti Smith's "Free Money" as a b-side. Right on the heels of that little gem came "So Cool," an outtake embellished in a glaze of J Mascis-y fret-work, that was more visceral than anything the album had to offer. The ep concludes with a demo version of "Hills," and I just wish there had been more where this came from." In fact there was - a cover of Cheap Trick's "Auf Wiedersehen" as a vinyl b-side to Slo-Blo's "Wild" which I have tacked on here as well.

01. Everything Turns
02. Free Money
03. So Cool
04. Hills (demo)
plus: Auf Wiedersehen

1 comment:

panzan said...

Do you also have Slo-Blo? I can't find that anywhere.