Elliott Sharp

ARC, Vol. 2: The Seventies (1972-79)

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Several of Elliott Sharp's earliest recordings are included on this Atavistic compilation, before he moved to New York and became a part of that city's fertile Downtown scene. The tracks on ARC, Vol. 2 show that Sharp was thinking along similar lines long before he hit the Big Apple; the first track, "Interference," features the overpowering sound of four guitars (and not much else). Much of the rest of the album consists of works recorded during the mid-'70s while Sharp was in college -- interesting from a historical viewpoint, but definitely not in relation to the highs of his later career.

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