Garageland

Fingerpops

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Besides containing the original mix of the calm/crazed/calm title track, a great slice of amped-up-but-not-stupid-about-it rock for a '90s audience, Fingerpops contains three odd little B-sides. "Something's Got a Hold" is one of Garageland's thrashiest numbers; Eade's voice is initially mixed to sound like it's fighting the mix more than anything else, while the band as a whole kick up a fair amount of amp thrashing and beat. "The Floribunda Impetigo Experience?," bizarre title aside, is a reasonable enough effort with a slow, almost stuttering verse containing plenty of pauses and space surrounding the fuller arrangements in between. The brief "Cherry Cola Vodka (Hold the Ice)" provides the final touch; it's another soft-paced number that feels downbeat without necessarily having the subject matter for it. That the quartet can pack in a full quiet-to-overload experience in a minute and a half and make it work is its own special touch.

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