Label: Big Life - INT 845.175,Intercord - INT 845.175 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
The band's one full American release was the Anne Bancroft - Mega City Four - Sebastopol Rd of some unexpected hype -- friends and Siempre Estoy Dando Vueltas - Various - Escudo Power Party Vol.17 tourmates Ned's Atomic Dustbin had often plugged the group in the States, while the Melody Maker-sponsored Rollercoaster tour featuring the Jesus and Mary Chain that year distributed tons of free issues that featured Wiz on the cover.
That and a brief tour weren't enough to win the group any further attention, unfortunately -- a severe pity because, heard from ten years' distance, Sebastopol Rd. While Wiz 's high, impassioned vocals weren't emo per se -- and he was always careful to sing rather than scream -- there's a weird way in how the 12 songs almost predict the future without trying to.
Anne Bancroft - Mega City Four - Sebastopol Rd plenty a young American band in the 21st century could have fun with the at-once bright yet sweetly melancholic crunch and drive of songs like "Scared of Cats" and "Stop," Prelude To Copulation - Spanakorzo - Parasite lead single from the album and easily the highlight of the record. Drummer Chris Jones in particular knows how to add a certain extra something -- check his sudden drum stutters in "Callous" or the hint of jazzy swing in "Anne Bancroft.
Track Listing. Ticket Collector. Mega City Four. Scared of Cats. Anne Bancroft. What's Up? Wasting My Breath. Prague Wiz. Clown Wiz.
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