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Medicine Is All Gone
Caustic Resin
Medicine Is All Gone
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Caustic Resin's fortune will forever be linked with that of Built to Spill, since Resin vocalist/guitarist Brett Netson helped Doug Martsch launch BTS back in 1993. Though Netson played only on BTS's debut, Ultimate Altern...  more »

      
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All Artists: Caustic Resin
Title: Medicine Is All Gone
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alias Records
Original Release Date: 5/19/1998
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093716012627

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Caustic Resin's fortune will forever be linked with that of Built to Spill, since Resin vocalist/guitarist Brett Netson helped Doug Martsch launch BTS back in 1993. Though Netson played only on BTS's debut, Ultimate Alternative Wavers, the two bands joined forces for an EP a couple of years ago. Lest you think that Caustic Resin sound just like Built to Spill, be assured otherwise. Caustic Resin sound like no other band. As with most bands hailing from Boise, Idaho, this decade-old trio has developed its own distinct sound, seemingly unaware of everything else happening in the rest of the Northwest (or the world, for that matter). If anything, Martsch copped some of his moves from Caustic Resin. Caustic Resin's third album (for as many independent labels) is a towering wave of surging psychedelia. Despite being a power trio, these sweaty cats can just as easily unleash massive washes of guitar swirl with heavy plodding rhythms, or slide into subtle, melodic passages. Though they've refined their songwriting skills enough to sometimes come off like BTS's (drug-addled) redheaded stepchild, much of the material on The Medicine Is All Gone sounds like Neil Young's Crazy Horse playing with their amps on 11 after ingesting too many magic mushrooms. It has a transporting, otherworldly quality that is absolutely sublime and probably best enjoyed in the company of a bong. Caustic Resin may always be joined at the hip to BTS, but with this stellar effort they've confidently carved out a sound all their own--simultaneously heavy, loose, and insidiously catchy. --Adem Tepedelen
 

CD Reviews

A Different Kind of Stoner Rock
Eric Vondy | Phoenix | 07/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you sniff the CD you can smell pot. Go ahead try it. But that's not a bad thing. Here and on Fly Me to the Moon, Caustic Resin are absolutely astounding. Both are mired in bong hits and heavy psychedelia. Not surprisingly, it sounds like Built to Spill playing Deep Purple or Sabbath. But that also is too simplistic a comparison. A lot goes on in these songs, there's much depth to them. And don't think that this is metal. It isn't. It's heavy but in no way would I call it metal. Having made the stoner rock comparison I would also say they do not sound like Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Orange Goblin, Spirit Caravan, Earthlings? or any other stoner rock band out there. There's an organicness to their sound and a beauty that disappears after this album. The best track on the album does not belong on it. Man from Michigan is an awesome song. When I think of what indie music sounds like this is the song that comes to mind. It sound nothing like anything else on the album. It has a completely different texture. Nevertheless, the album would be a far sorrier affair without it."