My Life in Rain had always struck me as the runt of the litter of the D.C. scene. Ultimately, this crew never quite meshed with any of the sub rosa contingents of their day, be it punk, hardcore, or again, emo. A trio of albums were released during their mid-90s lifespan, but according to this handy discography, the single in question (produced by ex-Gray Matter/Senator Flux figurehead Geoff Turner) was their debut offering. The three-cut ...Ballistic Helmet is a sturdy slice of hard-strummed, no frills indie-rawk, just not particularly revelatory.
TRUE WEST "Hollywood Holiday" 1983 + "Lucifer Sam" 1982 - 7"/45rpm - "True West, from Davis, California, were fringe players in the paisley underground movement."Tough, psychedelic guitar band from California. Lumped in with...
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