Misfit Heartbeat double 7" compilation they contributed to, circa the early/mid-90s. Playground's formula was linear and lean roaring guitar rock, set to a reliable mid-tempo pace. Aficionados of the Boston's Moving Targets will discover some more than striking similarities on Bent, Lost or Broken, but given Playground's locale of a modest town in northern California, something a little more obvious likely rubbed off on them, say like Husker Du or Sugar. There's definitely some Mould-ian sensibilities running through these eleven tracks, but nothing too overt to signal any wholesale derivativeness. Playground had at least two singles that I know of, which will likely be the subject of a forthcoming post. Until then, enjoy (or not).
02. Paradise Lost
04. When Everything is Said and Done
05. Something Has to Give
07. Just Once
08. Miles Away
11. A Game
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