Thursday, September 23, 2010

Singles Going Single #144 - Space Needle "Panic Delaney" 7" (1996, Zero Hour)

This nearly fifteen-year old 45 may not be Space Needle's crowning achievement (I'd actually recommend starting with the Voyager and/or The Moray Eels Eat the Space Needle albums), but the cacophonous, sonic sprawl that is "Panic Delaney" is indicative of their noisier, 4-track inclinations.  Distorto-rawk to the hilt.  The flip, "Outta My Face" starts out with a benign acappella portion, but soon reveals itself as an unraveling, improvised ballad, that wouldn't sound out of place on a Guided By Voices outtakes record. 

Space Needle (who actually hailed from New York, not Seattle, home of the actual Space Needle tower) would be a launching pad for a couple of relatively "traditional" indie rock outfits, Reservoir and VarnalineFor more Space Needle details that I simply don't have time to delve into, read their robust bio over on MyspaceMy Life as a Mixtape blog did a piece on this single as well, but the links are down. This rip is from my own copy.

A. Panic Delaney
B. Outta My Face

http://www30.zippyshare.com/v/gL8sg7od/file.html

3 comments:

mike downey said...

The Reservoir full length "Pink Machine" has always been a fav of mine. Recommended seeking out!

/ said...

Could you possibly reupload this gem?

spavid said...

The link has been updated.