Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Del-Byzanteens - Lies to Live By (1982)
Fun, catchy, upbeat no wave from 1982. One of the absolute catchiest albums I've heard out of the scene, it's entertaining and energetic and just never gets old. It's really exceptionally upbeat by no wave standards, but still manages to have this kind of caustic-industrial-waste sound that makes it so memorable, but a kind of well-produced-caustic-industrial-waste sound, it's very interesting. Only problem the album has, which it seems to share with a lot of albums of the time for some reason, is that it just seems order all the tracks in a way that all the best tracks are at the very beginning, leaving the album to get progressively more ehhh toward the end. Still a great EP though, without a doubt. Definitely an album to check out, even if you're not a huge fan of no wave, the album is pretty accessible in my opinion.
I DON'T HAPPENED
I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE ASKING ME FOR
IS THAT ALL THAT HAPPENED
ADD IT UP AND THERE OUGHT TO BE MORE