When I learned that Lost Luggage were responsible for a DIY ep that way predated the Chateau Relaxeau cd I shared with you last year, I knew that my only hope in fetching one for myself would be to go straight to the source. I was a lucky man, because former L/L drummer Andy was able to accommodate my request completely, and now I've decided to let ya'll listen in.
If the aforementioned Chateau... was a product of streamlined, '90s alt-rock engineering, Synchronous Ownership... logically skewed to the collegiate-pop tenor of it's own era. Lost Luggage was a trio at the time of this recording, and featured but two members that would carry onto the quartet incarnation of the group, upon relocating from Chicago to Los Angeles by the early '90s. In a nutshell, the three-piece set hadn't gone the power chord route just yet, instead settling on strummy and jangly pop, with an occasional bent towards REM. "Painting the Masses" is the real keeper here, with the jaunty "Laughing Alone" (it's jaunty rhythm perhaps informed by the Smith's "Rusholme Ruffians") folllowing up at a close second. Still cutting their teeth on these six layers of Cake, Lost Luggage were creating some highly substantive tuneage in the process. A hearty thanks to Andy for setting me up with everything.
01. Waters Flow (Mourning Rain)
02. Laughing Alone
03. The Miles Between Us
04. Painting the Masses
05. Dinner in the Dining Car
06. Number Six
EA80 - 2 Takte Spater LP 85 w AJZ, Bielefeld 17.11.1989 w Dezember EP 89 w Der Mord Fallt Aus EP 82 w Düsseldorf, Ratinger Hof 27.11.84 w Geburtstag 7 89 w w HH, Stortebeker 4-6-88 w Hinter Den Dingen 10in 2000 w Licht! + 7 89 w Live 86 w Zuri Brennt EP 02 w Zwanzig EP 89 w vs. Klotzs - split EP 00 w Mehr Schreie LP 87 w Punk w Raunheim LP 87 w Vorsicht Schreie w ZweiHunderZwei 90 - REPOST Request: Uggh! Just kickin' myself in the head for taking so long to dig into these files and hear the greatness of this band. For years and ye...
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