Offside Happenstance..... a modular synth, white-stripe skin, an open book of notes, a multi-layered video game, a noisy hip-hop song, a space-jazz freakout sequence, an outdoor talk in front a crowd..... Revelation has the most knees-in-the-groin-making emotional lyrics I've ever heard and is a true testament to Kevin's talent. It's a The Magnetic Fields without the charm. Like a war zone - drugs, death & mutilation, a slap in the face.
And even though it's my favourite record by them, I really think the album I'd choose to show someone first is this one, the one with The Dock on it. I think it's really special, and I haven't seen anything like it since. And who are N/A? Chris Connelly from Swervedriver is the guitar player, Andy Jackson is the bass player - they're both from Ohio school of US punk. And the singer is someone called Sean from some band called Hope Of The States. I've no idea what they're supposed to be like.
Also, I am deeply amused by the story of the original cover. At first, the band thought the cover was OK, but that they'd have to put the date they were founded on it. Then their manager, Kevin Gottberg, went to a record store on Melrose, which at that time was a pretty prominent place, and had these girls put $10,000 on a cover. d2c66b5586