Sunday, 6 July 2014

Stray Trolleys ‎– "Barricades And Angels" ( Man At The Off Licence ‎– POW 003) 1980

This is hi-fi!?One of the few bands on this site that actually managed to get worse sound quality as they evolved,devolved,then evolved again.For those of you who don't know already, The Stray Trolleys were The Cleaners From Venus before they were The Cleaners from Venus.The fact that this was recorded in a long defunct professional (Octopus)studio, between 79-80, explains the good recording quality; but it only focuses on the quality songcraft even more.Lo-fi recordings can mask such deficiencies as musical talent and lack of material very well.One can only applaud this fine group for their right angular approach to underground music,turning at 270°to 300° rather than 90° like This Heat etc,and embracing the good bits of Pop's past, all with the fine attribute of a total lack of commercial ambition.

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