Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Bait and switch
misternoodley | Arlington, VA United States | 06/11/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"this review will useful for maybe 2 other people if i'm lucky, but i've got to gripe. if you were one of the fortunate folks who bought love child's giddy first 7" with great little pop explosions like sofa/know it's alright/these things i noticed, etc. and would like to have those amazing songs on cd, this ain't the cd to buy. apparently it doesn't exist. the tracks here with the same names, yeah, are the same songs, but for some inexplicable reason, really lousy takes. licht and odes sound drunk on these (although to baum's credit, he still sounds pretty sober) as they uninspiredly meander through the songs as if they're still being fleshed out or merely a vague memory. even licht's guitar sounds reedy and wimpy. why they'd choose to put such lackluster stuff on this cd when the 7" versions were available, i just don't know. but they did, and the disappointment i feel at having blown my money on this collection pales in comparison to the knowledge that i'll probably never be able to lay my hands on digitized crackle-free versions of the original releases. consider yourself warned."
Indie Rock Rules
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is easily the best indie rock record of the early '90s--garage-band charm, multi-songwriter eclecticism, lyrical variety and cheer. Love Child--much loved and short lived--rotated three front-people (two guys and girl), delivering short, punchy, sing-alongable, sloppy-pop exegeses on love, life, and the mundane. "Sofa," "He's So Sensitive," "Know it's Alright," "Church of Satan"--all classics of their kind. Kurt Cobain liked 'em; why shouldn't you? Cuddle up with someone special, throw on the record, and regret the untimely end of indie rock."