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                  Chalkhills, Number 53
                (Special Shriekback Issue)

                  Friday, 18 August 1989
Today's Topics:
                   Re:  Chalkhills #52
                      Chalkhills #52
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Date: Thu, 17 Aug 89 11:54:20 EDT
From: Jon Drukman <jsd@gaffa.mit.edu>
Subject: Re:  Chalkhills #52

Sco!Stewart's idea about chopping off the last few songs on O&L may
work for him, but I for one happen to think that "Hold Me My Daddy" and
"Miniature Sun" are two of the best songs on the album, so I am not in
agreement with his idea.

Joe Lynn: I know you probably bear me great personal animosity, but
I have liked Shriekback for a long time and let me recommend "Oil and
Gold" and probably the best album of theirs (ooh, will he get flamed
or is this the popular opinion? stay tuned, faithful watchers...)
Anyway, "oil and gold" on CD is a tremendous experience.  All the soft
songs really kick butt without scratching and popping.
I suppose "Jam Science" is also a killer, but it's only available on
vinyl.  Some of the songs from it are on "Best of Shriekback vol. 2"
which might be a good thing if you just want a sort of overall sampling
of stuff - it contains tracks from "Oil and Gold" as well as "Jam Science."

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From: sco!stewarte@ucscc.ucsc.edu
Subject: Chalkhills #52
Date: Thu Aug 17 11:30:33 1989

Joe Lynn:
>...And before this turns into rec.music.shriekback, what would you
>Shriek-o-philes recommend as that band's best work?  I've only heard
>_Big Night Music_ and _Go Bang!_

Well, I'm no hardcore Shriekophile, but I'd have to agree with Karl
MacRae that _Oil & Gold_ is their best.  I think _Care_ is also very
good.  I didn't care much for _BNM_; reminded me to much of Sade, or
something.  I've hated the bits of _Go Bang!_ that I've heard.  I'm not
really familiar with _Jam Science_ or the _Tench_ EP.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled XTC.

-- Stewart

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