Sunday, August 23, 2009

Painted Birds - Green and Peaceful World ep (1987, Absolute-A-Go-Go)

I initially learned of these New Jersey college radio types through the now defunct Feelin' Kinda Froggy blog, and without much legwork on my part, found a near-mint condition copy of the Painted Birds ep, presumably their only release. Some nice strummy indie-pop here, taking their cues from the usual array of suspects: REM, Dream Syndicate, Feelies and a myriad of others, sans any of the irony and obliqueness. The label that released Green and Peaceful World, Absolute-a-Go-Go, put out yet another ep in 1987 by a likeminded outfit, The Wooden Soldiers, who as it turns out earned themselves an unpload just three months ago on these pages. You can read a Wikipedia article on Painted Bird's founder, Brad Morrison, which also delves further into the Absolute-a-Go-Go label, as well as other projects he's been affiliated with.

01. Green and Peaceful World
02. Mexico
03. Natasha on a Rainy Day
04. Someone Else's Dream
05. I'll Be There
06. Running


spavid said...

The link has been updated.

John Petrovato said...

Tried the link to download the painted birds record. Led to strange site and link didn't work. Any info on that site Netkups? Is it legit?