Saturday, June 21, 2008

Comet Gain - Hate Soul

(Kill Rock Stars, 1998)

More Comet Gain, and more comparisons drawn to groups through the ages: “Hate Soul” is halfway between The Monks and something off the One Kiss Can Lead to Another girl-group box, a sweet-n-sour, primitive stomper bustin’ out from the garage. Then it’s another stab at slow-and-soulful on “When You Come Back I’ll Feel Like Jesus Coming Off the Cross,” and the end result – though comparatively ragged – is disturbingly reminiscent of Primal Scream ballads like “Damaged.” Yikes! This is a bonus single included with the Tigertown Pictures LP, which is (with Realistes) one of Comet Gain’s best albums, for my money, a record that American descendents Saturday Looks Good To Me would kill to make.

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