Come On

Come On 2

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The only previous Come On release, New York City 1976-80, was itself really stretching things to extend this band's meager legacy to a full CD. Come On 2 -- also titled "Disneyland +: New Songs and Versions from Long-Lost Masters" on the cover -- scrounges even further for nine additional recordings, lasting in total a mere 18-and-a-half minutes. The packaging is about as slim as can be for an archival release, but it does note that three of the songs are from the band's initial 1977 demo session, and four from a 1979 demo session; no sources are given for the other two tracks, "Disneyland" and "Leave It to Beaver." In any case, it's not the kind of stuff to stoke extreme curiosity. Like the other Come On collection, it's quirky, non-melodic early new wave with jerky funk-influenced rhythms, basic impressionistic lyrics, and histrionic vocals. There's tension, but it's not matched to arresting content, and the production is thin, sometimes muffled, even by the standards of late-'70s demos.