DEEPLY BEAUTIFUL, DARK & UNDERGROUND!
Rafael Cova | Caracas, Venezuela | 05/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the late 70s and early 80s were so musically prolific, so intense and artistic, that 30 years later we discovered precious jewels.
When the word Underground had a deep meaning, real and wide, if the word art was worth more than money, were the times when the artistic value were superimposed to anything, where there was an ethical person stance of fidelity to oneself, where everything was more complicated and accessible at the same time, where creative freedom is found everywhere it was very hard times, indeed, and contradictory, but actually very funny, when someone wanted to express something as through personal art, performances, poetry, visual montages, costume and attitude.
Innovation was the only rule set, maybe in my personal opinion is a very romantic vision of that time, but it was definitely a time much more interesting, innovative than the current (just talking about music) without going into other themes.
This spectacular work could not come from another place but from New York, under the tutelage of Veronica Vasicka and great record collection, but some issues present here, many had only just been released on vinyl and tape format, with the collaboration of Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf, courageously edited this great and spectacular work, a record worthy of taste and explore, which leaves us with an endless hunger for more and more and more...
Of course I agree, things must change and it would be unfair to say no more interesting things have happened in 10, 20, 30 years later, clear that if, many things have happened, and we have fun broadly, what happens is that my romance and attachment to that time are very deep, but really what I miss most of that time was that everything had a touch ARTY, in resume this album never let you down (although not even know the origins) and in this excellent work will find unknown gems that will blow your mind. Amazing! It's a good start to dive in filled in the remains of a beautiful dark age."