So I was never quite bitten by the House of Large Sizes bug, as it were. Then again I know of no one else that was either, so maybe I'm not in the minority for once. In my reexamination of the subject three decades on, I would submit to you this co-ed Cedar Rapids, IA trio may have been on the right wavelength after all. "Man Overboard!" is nearly four minutes of convincing, riffy indie-rock with a delectable guitar line and ironic observations. The guitars get even stockier on the subsequent "Eisonhower," though a diminished semblance of melody and Dave Deibler's obnoxious vocal parlance threatens to collapse his band's humble abode. Over on side two, "Cold-train" is redeeming and rollicking, loosely in the same ballpark as period Meat Puppets. As for "40 Orange Cookies." one gets the impression the tune isn't necessarily about food. From what little I've been able to glean online, these songs were re-cut for HoLS' first album, One Big Cake.
01. Man Overboard!
04. 40 Orange Cookies
Died Pretty "Lost" 1988 - With a higher international profile thanks to a licensing deal via the well-established U.K. label Beggars Banquet, Died Pretty re-entered the studio with ...
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