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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… the Kelley Deal 6000 September 19, 2020

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There’s something from the very first notes of the Kelley Deal 6000 first album Go To The Sugar Altar which for all the surging guitars and steel drums and half-spoken half sung vocals is… comforting.

I can’t explain it. I have the same reaction to the Amps, Breeders and indeed all the Deal sister’s projects, whether joint or solo. It’s not familiarity, though there’s a clear aesthetic line. It’s more a matter of coherence I think. And an ability to wrap melody in dissonance and sheer oddness. The guitars are muscular, the other sounds… entertainingly random. Genres are met, bent and reformatted. The vocals sung, shouted, chanted, whispered (half way through Sugar the vocals drop to a radio like level, complete with static – it’s simple but effective). You want dissonant punk – A Hundred Tires, a ballad – of sorts, Sugar, indie kind of… Canyon. It’s all in there and just 31 minutes long. This album does not overstay its welcome.

Amazing to think this is now twenty four years old, near enough a quarter of a century, but timeless.


Sugar


Canyon


How About Hero


A Hundred Tires


How About Hero (Live 1996)

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