Wednesday, March 26, 2014
REVIEW: Vehicle Flips - Friends Like Nations (1994 - 1997)
The singles and compilation tracks comprising most of this album were released over several years and on various labels, so this is the sole comprehensive collections of such tracks. I was impressed with the excellent musicianship and Boscoe's interesting lyrical observations. I also noted that in terms of inflection and tone, his voice reminds me of another wry commentator on life, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. I have a lot of new music at my disposal, and this record is one to which I find myself turning with great frequency; it is a keeper.
And as you'll note at the Bandcamp link, the CD is a ten-spot, and the digital version is $8.
It is my blog, so we'll start with one of the best: "Impressed Beyond Belief" --
And then there is "Household Expatriate" --
"Our Returning Champion" --
As promised, "Dodge Veg-O-Matic" --
Bandcamp for album
Jigsaw Records page for album