Monday, August 4, 2008
Jerky Versions of the Dream
My history with this album is funny. Being a high school nerd in 1986, I was big into Devo. So, whenever I would pick through the clearance bin at the record store, I was always tripping over this album by Howard Devoto, due to the tyranny of alphabetism. I often considered buying it, but it looked a bit too arty. But it has haunted me for 20 years or so. So, when I was flipping through some records the other day at half price books, and it popped up, I decided that it was finally time. I didn't expect much, but really, I kind of like it! It's surprisingly catchy, clever, and fun. I really liked "Out Of Shape With Me" and "Taking Over Heaven".