A huge step forward for Harriet The Spy! And hell yeah, the lyrics were fine:
"I am the special man who hooked up all these bands
my name, hard to pronounce but sort of familiar
bares resemblance to all other emo-unpronoucables.
remember what I deserve... respect
she clutches the paper, announces the reading
the words she' s speaking are spoken for speaking
"I deserve respect, redundance to the end!"
oh no it' s just a show oh no"
From "this music festival sucks".
My first contact with Harriet The Spy was the later 12" on Troubleman Unlimited and I pulled it out at the records store several times before I bought it weeks later, every time reading the lyrics over and over again. I just heard that the drummer of The Party Of Helicopters was also in Harriet The Spy but I' ve never heard from them before and honestly I bought the 12" due to the lyrics, not being disappointed later.
I heard Three Studies For A Crucifixion the first time on the Amnesia compilation and was thrilled, the split tracks here were a bit a let down since the mastering totally sucks. I don't know if this due to the length (but 6 minutes should be fine) or the recording was already that bad. Nearly all stuff by them lacks production which is really sad: they just blow. Check out their split LP with Coleman on Mountain Records - way more interesting than everything bands like Converge etc. have done around that time. They also had a split 8" with Melt Banana on the label that did a Harriet The Spy CD - never hold it in my hands, is it a discography? Maybe someone wants to contribute it. Members of The Party Of Helicopters and Three Studies For A Crucifixion are now in Teeth Of The Hydra - nasty mix of Black Sabbath, Melvins, Sludge and the new album a bit Mastodon too. Especially the new album "Greenland" is worth checking out.
Again: nice packaging.
Harriet The Spy
1. This Music Festival Sucks
2. Bucky Beaver
Three Studies For A Crucifixion
1. No Refund Policy
2. Operation: Dandelion
3. Centrificate Of Marathoid Behavior
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