I get a sick confusion headache trying to figure out who's right. power pop * punk * emo * indie rock * shoegazer
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Vivid - singles (1992, Relentless)
Vivid were a little known Asbury Park, NJ trio who owed a considerably higher sonic debt to the likes of the Alarm, Rhythm Corps, and even Cactus World News than "The Boss." I know not if these were the only recordings they had to offer. "Breathe"/"Stand Alone" ranks well above the other 45, which I've also included. I know for a fact that these were shopped to college radio outlets, but Vivid would have had far greater commercial potential if they made the rounds in 1986, as opposed to the post-Nirvana era. Abundant echo-ridden guitar passages and soaring vox rule the roost here, that will no doubt do fans of early U2 (and the aforementioned) more than enough justice. A live YouTube clip is provided below.