Another forgetten gem
Michael Tolver | Seattle Wa | 03/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Emerging out of the same L.A. music scene that produced Jane's Addiction, Caterwaul and Kommunity FK, The Nymphs released only one album on Geffen records in the early 90s. Evidently, Geffen jerked the band around and by the time this album came out, the strain from big label insanity coupled with drugs and mental issues, the band was about totaled and there's a story that Inger Lorre urinated on the desk of some A&R guys desk in anger over Geffen's mishandling of the band. Too bad because this album is a solid piece of pychedelic goth metal on par with other bands of that genre.Inger Lorre's voice sails over the thick melange perpetrated by a well intergrated rhythm section augmented by searing duel guitars. The angst in this music is a lot more tangible and compelling than the whiney nonsense from contemporary bands like Good Charlotte and A Simple Plan. Ingers voice and lryic's are the sonic equivelent of Sylvia Plath, but with a touch of resigned sarcasm. Musically, the band managed to rival The Cult's early work. If you like Rollins Band, Janes Addiction and For Love Not Lisa,than this CD will compliment your collection
To sad that they never took off
J. Miles | South Jersey | 05/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm 30, which by all acounts should be a little young to remember this group, but since the movie Bad Influence (with Rob Lowe and James Spader 91) had this group featured as one of the songs on the soundtrack and actually in the movie, I've been a fan ever sense. It's a classic album that totally encompasses the 90's pre seatle blow up vibe. They had so many different styles to mirror the artist of that time (Courtney love, Pearl Jam...ect). Again, so sad that they never took off like they should have because this CD had more than a few potentional hits, I recommend it 100%!"