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Hangovers in the Ancient World
Violent Green
Hangovers in the Ancient World
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Beat Happening's Calvin Johnson may be on the Northwest dub tip, but Violent Green--the trio of Jennifer Olay (former guitarist for Some Velvet Sidewalk), Drew Quinlan (of the hardcore band Whipped), and Wayne Flower (of t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Violent Green
Title: Hangovers in the Ancient World
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Up.
Original Release Date: 7/7/1998
Release Date: 7/7/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 796818005626

Synopsis

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Beat Happening's Calvin Johnson may be on the Northwest dub tip, but Violent Green--the trio of Jennifer Olay (former guitarist for Some Velvet Sidewalk), Drew Quinlan (of the hardcore band Whipped), and Wayne Flower (of the Halo Benders)--have the trip-hop side of music covered. Dark and intense, Hangovers in the Ancient World is filled with eerie church bells, deft turntable scratching, and the strained vocals of Olay. The electric guitars make you wonder--is this punk or is it dance music? The answer is seemingly both, but the steady beats, goth screams, and sampler antics make it a hell of a lot more interesting than most music in either of those genres. --Jason Verlinde
 

CD Reviews

One of the best bands you never heard of
Ken Hough | Southern California | 08/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Why doesn't anybody ever talk about this band? They should, because it was one of the most eclectic sounding, cryptic, and interesting bands of the late 90s. Jennifer Olay's beautiful but atypically textured voice, like a hard echo in a stone wishing well, is well worth a listen. And the songs are like frayed tapestries, mechanical, distorted, impressionistic, resonant, and quite emotional. Sometimes listening to Violent Green is like taking a long, lonely walk in the dark. All three albums are wonderful aural gifts that crawl inside your head and make you feel like you're dreaming this music."