Release Date: 1995, September 19
Label: Touch and Go
Scored this over the weekend. It was hiding out in the used bins over at Criminal. A welcome addition to my collection for sure. This is Don Cab in the prime of their riff-driven attack, You could hear some of the experimental bent of later releases trying to sneak into the proceedings, but for the most part Don Cab 2 perfects what was established on For Respect. Listening to this again makes it pretty clear why these guys were the reigning champs of “math rock” and inspired so many copy cats. I need to spend more time with this one… I’m more familiar with What Burns… and American Don (need THAT one on vinyl!) but now I have it my collection to enjoy in warm fidelity. I like how the lables use an element from the photos on the front to indicate the sides of the vinyl - Side 1 has a silhouette of one of the power lines, while side 2 has two, Side 3 - three and you get the picture. Nice touch with the metallic paper on the labels as well.
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