Label: Au Go Go - ANDA 62 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Indie Rock
The point is that despite the release date, the majority of tracks here date back at least three years—the recorded versions that is. Better Than Before … is a pure blast of harmonized jangly guitar pop. Seems to be in part, a song about their lack of success.
The chorus is a rising note of pure optimism. The rhythm is a slow swinging kind of thing. Seems the singer is holding his breath — will she be arriving for him? The song slowly builds with its forward momentum. Another enjoyable number. Very melodic. Awesome stuff. Love all the pedal steel in this.
A bona-fide Dunedin jangle band doing country on Flying Nun! Vocally it sounds not a million miles from a crooner hit of the 50s. This is the kind of the thing that if it had been released now, may well get an idiotic 8. Again, this burns so slow it smoulders. The sneaky feelings in these songs are all mixed up with envy and jealousy, the petty stuff but aptly de-trivialized into something quite real and momentous.
Meanwhile the guitar parts drive on, a chugging jangle keeping the tension high throughout the song, but when the rest of the band start harmonizing with Pine the song moves into a higher realm.
If this is David Pine on vocals, then I prefer his singing. His voice has more snarl, more bitterness, more nose. The music is strummed acoustic guitar and what sounds like flute though may be a synthesizer. No drums or bass from what I can tell. The whole song sort of rides on this wave of fragility. Good momentum here, makes a nice take-off after the previous song. Pace is quite quick. Nice guitar song with a mild Aint No Sunshine - Ladysmith Black Mambazo - In Harmony that turns in places almost as if to avoid becoming too poppy….
Husband House … whereas this is gorgeous pure pop. Good question. It has a lighter feel, but I like how the guitar is played sort of percussively, like a note that vibrates downward. Then we get a distorted break and some lightly The Strange And Conflicting Feelings Of Separation And Betrayal - Sneaky Feelings - Waiting For Touc lead guitar melodies taking the song out on a high pensive note.
Superb stuff. It starts off with a kind of spy theme type bass line, like part-menace and part-mystery. Distorted jarring guitars stab at the melody, keeping with the theme of the song—a guy trying to hold onto something that seems to be slipping away. The tune is brilliant. One of my favourite Sneaky songs fullstop. The thing builds into sheer ringing intensity but every time it verges on complete meltdown, they find a new way out, changing pace into something new and funky, with those ringing two chord parts that remind me a little of Interpol, and then the whole thing starts racing at three times the pace.
What an incredible song. This is mindblowing. The chorus comes back in. There were trumpets and horns in here too, on some of the newer songs. In the same year this compilation came out, Sneaky Feelings released a new album, Sentimental Education. You are commenting using your WordPress. You Changes - Hendrix* - Band of Gypsys commenting using your Google account.
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