Pell Mell

Rhyming Guitars

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The name Rhyming Guitars certainly fits this album, since the signature interplay that is the heart of Pell Mell's sound involves both echoing guitars and musical phrases. This EP came out shortly after the successful release of The Bumper Crop, and though there is a slightly more strident sound to the instrumentals here, most of these cuts could have fit on that album. The exception is the weird "Week of Corn," a goofy dub edit of the band's semi-hit "Week of Fire" intercut with a recording of an old man singing "Jimmy Cracked Corn," with a heavy bass and occasional sound effects tossed in for good measure. The band definitely wasn't taking themselves too seriously when they recorded this track, and giving in to self-satire turned out to be a good career move. "Week of Corn" actually got some airplay on the same stations that had previously played other Pell Mell tunes.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 8:09
2 2:51
3 4:09
4 6:02
5 5:23
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