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The Other Side of This Side

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Haunting spoken word tableaus of life on the edge, with sympathetic accompaniment by guitars, percussion, synthesizer, and various miscellaneous sounds (mostly performed by Cecilia herself). It's not as good as Patti Smith's ventures into similar realms, though care was obviously taken to match the sounds and images appropriately (the feedback-scarred "Speed Demons" in particular recalls the early Patti Smith setup, when she performed poems to the backing of Lenny Kaye's guitar). The strongest track, interestingly, is the lone vocal number, "Imaginary Man," another cut that recalls Patti Smith, inadvertently or not; Cecilia may have been better advised to pursue her singing more than her prose. Probably very hard to find by now, but worth picking up for a dollar or two (though no more) if you want to fill out the edges of your post-punk collection.