YOU CAN LIE TO ME AS LONG AS WE'RE HAVING A GOOD TIME
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Album serves as a Discography of the band's Dischord recordings... missing is the first LP (missing from the planet as well) and other scattered work lost - whereabouts known only to collector nerds. One of my all time favorite records. The first half is earlier material and rocks alot harder - best songs are Baby, Trigger, Forgiveness, Bass, and God City. A big part of the D.C. scene during the mid to late 80's, they shared similar sounds with bands like Fugazi, Government Issue and Shudder To Think. When the band broke up, most members stayed together to form Girls Against Boys (you can tell in the second half of this CD that their sound was heading in this direction) while the singer went on to be in a reggae outfit called Seven League Boots (and then another band spawned from Soul Side called Rain Like the Sound of Trains). This album tells the tale of the ends of Soul Side and the beginning of Girls Against Boys. Inspirational. I have yet to introduce this band to someone who didn't subsequently fall in love with it. This album will appeal to GvsB fans as well as Fugazi fans. This is a landmark album which tells a small story in the tapestry of music history. Post-punk D.C. style emo-core with politically charged lyrics. Intense and brilliant. Add it to your collection."