Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Yo - Charm World (1985, Deadbeat)

Yo.  What's in a name?  Ostensibly a mere two letters for this East Bay trio, who weren't long on the moniker front, but made some pretty damn unique records.  Chalk much of that up to mouthpiece/six-stringer Bruce Rayburn, whose pipes bear an uncanny likeness to Guadalcanal Diary's Murray Attaway, and to a lesser degree Tyson Meade of Defenestration/Chainsaw Kittens renown, not to mention Stan Ridgeway.   As an entity, Yo were equally characterized by driving and often punk-induced rhythms, making Charm World an unlikely yet somehow ideal "car album."  It's the kind of record that only the golden age of college radio could have nurtured, gestated by a band with an esoteric flair that takes some acquiring.  Mutant Sounds blog had a few choice words to say about Yo, however the download links are dead.  This is from my own rip. 

01. Heard It All Before
02. I See Beyond
03. House of Sorrow
04. Deadbeat Sea
05. Way Down
06. Bowl of Cherries
07. Charm World
08. Fire in the Sky
09. Close the Curtain
10. Armed & Willing Soldier
11. Prepare to Rule a Nation
12. Isn't it Lovely
13. Long Gone Gone
14. Merrily
15. Devil in the Deep Blue Sea
16. Wicked Way
17. On the Seventh Day


Brandon Cox said...

Whoa, no kidding, I just got this in the mail yesterday along with Dumptruck's For the Country. Crazy coincidence.

Rand Johnson said...

I used to work in a record shop for a number of years. I saw this pass by a few times, but never put the record on. I'm glad to finally get the chance!

Christopher said...

New to me. Looking forward to it.


spavid said...

Thanks, yo!

zuiop said...

Could you re-up, pleeaase?

spavid said...

The link has been updated.

alex said...

Reposted please.