My favorite TPOH record!
Scott Fendley | Zionsville, IN USA | 04/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is when Moe and the crew put it all together. There's some good writing (though a wee bit self-centered) and the melodies and harmonies are great. A fine record from end to end and it makes you want more."
Not As Good
T. Johnson | Tampa Bay, FL | 08/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Where I saw their former release, "Love Junk" as being a great classic alternative rock album, I found their follow-up, "One-Sided Story" to be more of a parody of what The Pursuit of Happiness was doing back then and even recognized Moe Berg's lead vocals being more like Weird Al Yankovic than his own. No need to listen closely to that observation when spinning through "Survival" or "My Neighborhood" and it's clear.
The music is more of a slimmed down copy fo their former release and not as "into it" as any band could manage when trying to make a follow-up to their debut success album.
There really was no steam left in the band by this time and it's apparent why they never went any further than this album, as far as success was concerned.
They were a good band in their time and "Love Junk" is a definitive classic and one that needs at least one spin in your lifetime to understand where we were musically in 1989 when all else was beginning to fail."