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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Playground - pair 'o singles (1993-94)
This is a follow up to my entry from about a month ago for Playground'sBent, Lost or Broken album. A long put-to-pasture trio from the college town of Davis, CA, Playground were prodigiously inspired by Husker Du and Sugar, and as far as I'm concerned adopted a similar tact to Overwhelming Colorfast, Big Drill Car, and the Moving Targets as well. In a phrase, their music was humble yet poignantly riveting at the same time. Whether you grabbed the Bent, Lost or Broken CD or not, lay your ears on these four tracks, all culled from two flawless 45s. So great. For shame there are so few bands of Playground's caliber around today. If anyone in the band is scrolling over these pithy words, by all means post a comment!
02. When Everything is Said and Done
03. If You Were Me
1 & 2 from Take a Day Records 7" (1993)
3 & 4 from Habit Records/Pop Kids Records 7" (1994)