Friday, May 14, 2010

Spiral Jetty - Tour of Homes (1986, Incas)

Happy Friday folks. This is going to be a slightly hasty write-up, but in a nutshell, Spiral Jetty were a Jersey City, NJ trio existing from the '80s-'90s, who on their debut LP (actually mini-LP) Tour of Homes, had the very good fortune of The Feelies Bill Million and Glenn Mercer manning the production board. Tour of Homes finds Spiral Jetty very much in league with the Feelies ragged, vigorously-strummed variety of six-string spillage, with Crazy Rhythms being an almost bluntly obvious influence. Spiral's spin on things is subtly darker in tenor I might add, but not detrimental to anything. I may be sharing a CD retrospective on these guys in the near future, but in the meantime, head over to Perfect Sound Forever to read a thorough history on the band.

01. I Swear
02. Baltimore
03. Andy's Attuc
04. All of This
05. Going to Marseilles
06. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
07. East Berlin
08. Tour of Homes
09. Something Will Come

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10 comments:

Woody Dream said...

Thank you very much for this record and happy frid. for you!!!

Monkey Flinging Poo said...

Worth owning if just for the title track. Sounds like a something that could have fit on The Feelies "The Good Earth". Great song.

badmanners said...

wooo hoo!!

spavid said...

Glad ya'll are digging this.

Neilantman said...

great band..used to play their album arts sandbar constantly, wonder if i still have it?? THANKS

The Contrarian said...

I saw Spiral Jetty dozens of times in the 1980s and 1990s...they always put on a good show. Check out the band's MySpace page for lots of rare live tracks.

vaubu said...

Thank you for posting another gem!

Vegas said...

great one- I have been meaning to rip my vinyl for years... thanks for saving me the trouble

Jersey Beat said...

A very worthwhile record to write about but Spiral Jetty were very much a New Brunswick band. Dave the drummer wound up living in Jersey City but back in the Eighties, they were part of the core Brunfuss scene. And there was no "Jersey City" bands to speak of back then anyway.

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