Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Of These Reminders
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock, Metal
D. Stafford | San Diego, CA USA | 03/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection of song that were originally performed by Black Tape For A Blue Girl are re-performed in such unique ways that you almost forget that the songs are covers. However, when you listen to the passion that can be easily tasted by your eardrums in the sounds of the many different voices and instruments, you can easily sense the utter respect and love that these many bands have for BTFABG. I suggest this double CD set for anyone who loves the unique music of Black Tape. Please enjoy this diversity of Gothic ambiance."
A mixed blessing
coca-ebola | United Kingdom | 01/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Speaking as someone who, no matter how he tries, cannot bring himself to like Black Tape..., the most remarkable thing about this CD is the fact that some of the bands manage to improve songs that I thought were irredeemable. I don't know how Human Drama, Love Spirals Downwards, Lycia (in the case of "A Thousand Blades") and Faith & Disease (in the case of "Is It Love...") managed to find the patience to tease out the song structures that were buried in ambient droning on the originals...but they did, and we're all grateful for that.
Their contributions, along with Attrition's "Memory, Uncaring Friend", are demonstrably better than the originals and justify buying the CD even if you're a skeptic. How well one responds to the rest depends on one's appetite for what I've already dismissed as "ambient droning" - I really can't imagine why people pay good money for 'music' as featureless as the Stay Frightened, Loveliescrushing and Sunwheel tracks here, or indeed Black Tape at their worst.(If anyone from Amazon.com is reading this, I urge you to add Human Drama's "Lush Garden Within" to the song samples - a performance like that is more likely to sell CDs than most of the ones you've chosen.)"