Grant Lee Buffalo

Fuzzy [Australia]

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This import version of the title-track single from Grant Lee Buffalo's first LP is simply a collection of live songs. Consisting of three tunes (along with a studio version of the title track) recorded live in Chicago, this single differs from the American version, which includes new studio material. Like all great live bands, however, Grant Lee Buffalo is able to blow new life into its songs in a live setting. "Jupiter and Teardrop" becomes even more bipolar, with its gentle lows and blistering highs. Singer/songwriter Grant Lee Phillips uses an acoustic 12-string guitar that puts out grinding distortion. This gives the illusion of two guitars at once, and nowhere is that better illustrated than in the intermingling soft/loud sections of "Jupiter and Teardrop." The other highlight is the uncharacteristically grinding version of the Elvis song "Burning Love." This single will not disappoint any already existing fan of the group and, if heard by new ears, it could win converts.

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