Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Crocodile Shop - Head ep (1987, Susstones)

Crocodile Shop underwent an unbelievable and IMO, unfortunate metamorphosis not long after this extremely promising ep was released.  A brief synopsis can be read on their Wiki page, but I prefer to speak only to their Head ep, issued on the Minneapolis-based Susstones Records.   Head's five numbers were a synthesis of what Game Theory and Let's Active had served up just a few years beforehand, albeit Crocodile Shop slightly retooled that winsome formula with a tad more aggression.  In fact, this (mostly) excellent disk could've easily passed for a Mitch Easter production.  For the record, the band later disavowed it.  I should add the last two songs, "Think of Things" and "Eyes Getting Louder," merge right into each other.  I did my best at editing the transition, strictly by personal estimation.  Hope you like.

01. April Reigns
02. Superheroes
03. Along For the Ride
04. Think of Things
05. Eyes Getting Louder

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7 comments:

Christopher said...

Interesting. I'll check it out. Thank you.


-Xtm

Cracker Jackson said...

Thank You. I'm actually a pretty big fan of their mid-career/EBM work. Very interested in giving this EP a try.

Jeff said...

That record received some decent airplay on WRSU radio (Rutgers University) in the 1980s when I was a HS student living nearby.

. said...

Surprisingly good! Love the endless psychedelic guitar wig-out of the last track. The band disowned this?!

. said...

Surprisingly good! Love the endless psychedelic guitar wig-out of the last track. The band disowned this?!

tony party said...

April Reigns is the hit off this. I have put it on mix tapes for people. Great post.

Jim said...

great blog! any possibility of re-upping this? have been looking unsuccessfully for this for a while. cheers, Jim