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Every once in a while, a modern rock masterpiece slips through the cracks, usually because it's hard to buy the hype in the English press. But Th' Faith Healers deserve every overwrought accolade they've gotten. The Americ... more »
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Every once in a while, a modern rock masterpiece slips through the cracks, usually because it's hard to buy the hype in the English press. But Th' Faith Healers deserve every overwrought accolade they've gotten. The American version of the band's first album, Lido (Elektra), includes 10 subtly different trance-inducing drones, each based on a solid "Sister Ray" groove and featuring Roxanne's vocals as a sweet contrast to the shambolic guitar noise. --Jim DeRogatis
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Eric J. Hradecky | Rockford, IL United States | 08/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I believe I was about the only American to buy this record when it was released back in 1992! And man were the rest of you fools! But you can fix that right now and get this record. "Lido" is a sonic wall of grizzled guitar, electronic fuzz and ethereal vocals. The sad thing is Amazon doesn't offer sound clips of the two songs I feel are the best on this outstanding record, "Love Song," and "Spin 1/2." "Spin 1/2" is an especially satasfying nearly 10 minute slice of heaven! One CAN NOT listen to this song on anything but the loudest setting on your stereo! By the end of the song the guitar is screaming and the rhythm section is pulsing faster than a mad hare!My Bloody Valentine is a similarly sounding band from the time of th Faith Healers (late 80's early 90's), as are The Major Stars from the current set of Shoe Gazer, ne.psychodelic, bands.While the reviews are few here at Amazon, notice most have given this record five stars. There is a reason for that. This was truely a masterpiece rock and roll record that deserved to give th Faith Healers great fame. But th Faith Healers fell fast through the cracks and disbanded in the mid 1990's.th Faith Healers record "Lido" is well worth the used price here! Buy it today and rediscover what your shoes look like!!"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A friend popped this album in during a drunken night in Oakland, California. No plans for going out...just relaxing outside on the "patio" with a bunch of friends. After awhile, I began to notice the initially subtle background drone that began to encompass the outdoor space. What the hell is this I asked my friend? Th' Faith Healers he said. Damn this is good!! I bought the album the next day at Amoeba for $$$(!!), along with Mogwai's 10 Rapid--another amazing discovery from the prior night. So, Lido...what can I say? I hate to use this abused, cheesey term....but this album ROCKS! Long, heavy guitar drones with superimposed looping, sultry vocals...over and over again. A true masterpiece. Shocking that it never became more popular, at least in this country. By this album, sit back, have a few drinks, or whatever else you are going to do, and pop this album in. It will blow you away."