Very good album; earlier work is even better
Adam Bernstein | Northwest, USA | 12/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Salem 66 is my personal favorite band of the '80s along with Husker Du. This particular album I saw them perform at Maxwell's in Hoboken when it first came out. If you like this one, you'll love their earlier albums. Especially Ripping Spin, Frequency and Urgency, and the 1st one. They have a good greatest hits album too: Your Soul is Mine. I first heard them on WFMU in 1985: song: The Vessel. The dreamlike post-psychedelic vision they have is a tap into the collective unconscious of visionaries everywhere. They were on the great indy Homestead label along with other greats of the 80s Phantom Tollbooth and Antietam. Best song on this album: Isabella. Judy Grunwald is the John Lennon to the Paul McCartney schmaltz of Beth Kaplan. I love them both."
Great band, great on wax
Buck Mulligan | Portland, OR USA | 12/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album was on my top 5 rotation for quite some time in the 80s. Isabella and Electric Avenue are two of my favs on this one. Unfortunately for me, I cannot find my wax copy. Looks like I'll be picking this up on digital.
I did get to see the band in Portland at Satyricon. Not many people there, but a superb show - except that the band stole my seat at the bar when I was in the bathroom."