Speaking of Jawbreaker... It's enticing albums like this that make me wonder "what if?" Blake, Chris and Adam had stuck around for a fifth LP. I said the same thing to myself when I got my hooks into the Marshes' Fledgling, and DrugMoney's Mtn Cty Jnk, but in the case of The Crush I'm being far more sincere. No, there isn't any wholesale plagiarism infecting the dozen stunners that occupy Here is Where I Cross My Fingers, but The Crush do manage to find that fabled twenty-fifth hour 24 Hour Revenge Therapy fell just shy of. In a nutshell, this Minneapolis quartet ups the emo ante a notch (in keeping with the times if anything else) and tosses in an extra pinch of melody a la Samiam and Seaweed. Lifetime's Jade Tree albums no doubt made an impression on The Crush as well. Here is Where... was their second and final album, which had the good fortune of coming out on the Green Day-commandeered Adeline Records imprint. Even with an overseas tour with GD themselves (including an opening gig in Wembley Stadium no less!) The Crush opted to close shop soon after. A damn near crying shame if you ask me, considering the strength of this record, or at the very least it's most convincing moments like "Get Out Of My Head And Into My Hands" and "Kick The Cough That Kissed You Cold." Dazzling stuff my friends.
01-Here Is Where I Cross My Fingers (Summer Song)
02-Everyday Is Everything
03-Get Out Of My Head And Into My Hands
05-This Shaking Sensation
06-Kick The Cough That Kissed You Cold
09-He Thought Himself Sick
10-Sometimes I Fall Over
12-And For You I Am Dying Now
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