Tall Dwarfs

That's the Short and Long of It

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It's true, to a certain degree, that there isn't a great deal of variation in Tall Dwarfs' approach from record to record. It's also true, to a greater degree, that you can always count on a great deal of variation within any given record itself. That's the case with this hybrid LP-EP, which showed the group capable of expanding their template from their earliest releases. Side one, which plays at 45 rpm, has two related pieces, "Nothings Going to Happen" and "Nothings Going to Stop It," which sound sort of like a garage Sgt. Pepper with their lo-fi wall of orchestral psychedelia. It's back to 33 rpm for the ten songs on side two, a salad bar with samplings of pretty acoustic guitar, a bit of surf influence, some blasts of garage organ, nods to both Lennon and McCartney ("Woman" sounds like primal scream-era Lennon backed by a sloppy San Francisco psychedelic act), and more.

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