Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
After disbanding The Clean for the first time in 1983 David and Hamish Kilgour recorded and released an album 'Clean out of our minds' as The Great Unwashed. In 1984 they were joined by Peter Gutteridge and released the do... more »
After disbanding The Clean for the first time in 1983 David and Hamish Kilgour recorded and released an album 'Clean out of our minds' as The Great Unwashed. In 1984 they were joined by Peter Gutteridge and released the double 7" titled 'Singles'. This Cd titled 'Collection' compiles these 2 releases-their only issued recordings.
Lo-fi, home recordings from the Kilgours
John L Murphy | Los Angeles | 09/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After the Clean's first phase, Hamish and David K. toured as this ensemble with three different drummers, and released an LP and EP, both of which are gathered here. Much less frenetic than the Clean, especially on the LP tracks, which shamble along winningly but not as memorably as their former band, since they lack the energy and substitute a homespun feel, that in itself is not bad, just low-key and more dispersed. The EP tracks perk up more, some recalling the English band The Perfect Disaster in a similarly Velvet-ish rockier sound that chugs along with a bit more vigor. Trouble is, this is a very brief CD, even with the added tracks, and many of the songs would have benefitted from settling into a steadier groove over a longer time to percolate.
Fans of the Clean will want this, but for the newcomers, best look for that band's compilation of their earlier career on Flying Nun first."