Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Blacklisted - Something Different 7'' (1990, Rusty Cow)

God knows how many groups have dubbed themselves The Blacklisted over the years, but this one hailed from Indianapolis way back in the twentieth century.  On the three cut Something Different ep the Blacklisted purloined bits and pieces from an indie rock goldmine that was abundant in rough hewn nuggets from the Wipers to early Eleventh Dream Day.  The melancholic "Fly Away" is pensive post-punk with reverb-laden textures yielding a slow-burning sonic delight.  'Runaway Renegade" ratchets up the tension and tempo considerably, benefiting from the same organic panache as the aforementioned.  A more than satisfying listen.  I'm not sure if the same can be said for everything the Blacklisted delivered before and after this disk, but you can check out nine more tracks for yourself via the Indiana Musical Family Tree archive. 

A1. Fly Away
A2. Something Different
B. Runaway Renegade


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