Tuesday, December 2, 2014

D.D. Ranged - s/t 2x7" ep (1988, Deranged)

Another band that time forgot, hailing from a locale that I sometimes suspect likewise of, Mobile, AL (Ok, that one was very below the belt.  My apologies to all the Alabamans in the audience, I simply couldn't resist). Suffice to say, I can't enlighten you with very many details on this alternating trio/quartet who contain within their ranks a guitarist that coins himself as Self AbuseDiscogs categorizes D.D. Ranged as "punk," but I part ways with that classification.  Then again, I have yet to encounter the two full lengths that preceded this ep, The Fold and Unfolded.   As for the record I'm sharing tonight, D.D. Ranged are a scruffy looking lot with earnest indie-rawk aptitude that's not far off the mark from left-off-the-dial contemporaries like the Libertines USA, Alter Boys and Bleached Black.  Nothing too aggro here, and all the better for it if you ask me.  Spiffy gatefold packaging on this one as well.  Would love to hear those earlier albums and whatever else may exist by these lads.  Comment as you see fit.

01. Summer of Love
02. Second Hand Soul Girl
03. Girl Friday
04. Can't Hold On



Bruce Kelly said...

Never heard of them, but reference to the Libertines USA has me ready to sample it.

Bruce Kelly said...

I liked this quite a lot. The last song I thought had some of a Velvets/Feelies feel, although not quite as intense as either of those bands.

spavid said...

I picked up on a little bit of Feelies too. Definitely.

Leslie Lim said...

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