The Boo Radleys

C'mon Kids [#2]

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"Nothing to Do But Scare Myself" is the only track on this disc that is truly unreleased; all the others have appeared in some version on other releases. Unfortunately, "Nothing to Do But Scare Myself" is not the greatest of songs. It goes back and forth between a very experimental, processed sound and what could easily be mistaken for a commercial jingle. "C'mon Kids" is from the C'mon Kids LP, as is the original version of "Fortunate Sons"; Greg Hunter's remix of the latter takes it well into the dance realm. With the remix in place, it actually ends up sounding like a slow, pretty good song by Depeche Mode. With Ultramarine doing the remixing on "From the Bench at Belvidere," it is expectedly synthesized. From time to time, vocals from the original song fade in and out, but for the most part, this track is ambient noise. No need to pay close attention because there isn't much going on.

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