The Creatures

Miss the Girl

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One of the strongest cuts from the Feast album, "Miss the Girl" is a short track with lead percussion on what sounds like either vibes or marimba, though given the multiplicity of instruments and approaches Budgie favors one can't always be sure. Combined with a series of looped, high-pitched tones on the instrumental breaks between verses, sung by Sioux with her usual attractive authority, it's a quick but effective highlight. On the flip side is "Hot Springs in the Snow," an instrumental with wordless vocals floating in the mix from Sioux. It's a slightly longer piece showcasing both Budgie's ability with varying percussion instruments (including what sounds like hammered dulcimer) and the Creatures and Mike Hedges' excellent work at producing and arranging the track. Additional tape manipulation on vocals and instruments both add to the song's weird, intriguing atmosphere.

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