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Cypress/Afoot
Let's Active
Cypress/Afoot
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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One of the biggest gaps in ?80s rock?nay, THE biggest gap?would have to be the absence on CD of R.E.M. producer and southern underground rock icon Mitch Easter?s band Let?s Active. Composed on these two albums of Easter, b...  more »

      
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All Artists: Let's Active
Title: Cypress/Afoot
Members Wishing: 16
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Original Release Date: 1/1/1983
Re-Release Date: 8/12/2003
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617742037623

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One of the biggest gaps in ?80s rock?nay, THE biggest gap?would have to be the absence on CD of R.E.M. producer and southern underground rock icon Mitch Easter?s band Let?s Active. Composed on these two albums of Easter, bassist Faye Hunter and drummer Sara Romweber, Let?s Active blended psychedelic production, bubblegum melodies and that Athens-rock jangly guitar sound to create an American answer to the new wave bands from Britain that were sweeping the country at the time. We?re thrilled to announce that we?re going to release the entire Let?s Active catalog, and here we?ve put together their 1983 EP 'Afoot' and their 1984 debut LP 'Cypress', plus two bonus tracks for a total of 20 tracks of irresistible jangle pop. Includes from 'Afoot?Every Word Means No; Make Up with Me; Edge of the World; Room with a View; In Between', and 'Leader of Men'. From 'Cypress?Easy Does; Waters Part; Lowdown; Gravel Truck; Crows on a Phone Line; Ring True; Blue Line; Flags for Everything; Prey; Co-Star; Ornamental', and 'Counting Down'. And 'Grey Scale' and 'Two Yous' are the bonus tracks. We?ve also included new liner notes?an indispensable ?80s 'Collectors? Choice Music' exclusive!

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Pure pop euphoria !
Chase Leon | United States | 07/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If heaven is going to have a "pop" soundtrack playing at all times, then my friends, this is THE CD that should fit the bill. It is about as irresistable and satisfying as a pure pop album can be, with plenty of goodies and surprises in store for all pop and rock fans. Why this band didn't become a household name in the 80's will forever be a mystery and a big mistake. Simply put, it doesn't get any better than this. I would highly encourage music lovers in general to purchase this CD. You absolutely, positively can not go wrong. Your money will be well invested."
Absolutely Brilliant...The Best record (now CD) of the 80's
J. Sullivan | Bay Area, CA | 04/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is great news for me that these are available on CD now.
Having thrown away all my cassette tapes over 15 years ago, this is THE one I could not dream of losing. Mitch Easter is an incredible song writer/musician. It's too bad we have not had more access to his work."
This band was so far ahead of it's time . . .
J. B. Carroll | Atlanta, GA United States | 03/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"that you will discover them very soon - buy this disc! Seriously, I had vinyl of both of these releases in college and as CD's took over replaced my vinyl with this. It's pure psychedelic power pop done right, combining sing along hook happy elements of the Beatles, ethereal layered guitar work with background electronics that really put it "out there". Front man Mitch Easter of course played a hand in putting REM at the forefront of college radio and it's unfortunate that his excellent work with Let's Active never really made it into the mainstream consciousness. Those who have heard it know. Buy this, love it, and then move on to Big Plans for Everybody."