Band of Susans

The Peel Sessions

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The Peel Sessions Review

by Jim Brenholts

Band of Susans have a large post-punk garage band sound. They get that sound from three guitars, a bass guitar, and a drum kit. Robert Poss and Susan Stenger are the mainstays of the band. The Peel Sessions cover two events. The first session is from October 4, 1988, the second is from July 2, 1989. The sound is huge but a departure from their other albums. There are no obvious loops, layers, or experimental sounds. Their other albums, while still heavy on the post-punk, have more ethereal qualities and atmospheres. It's like the difference between Brian Eno's new wave pop albums and his electronic ambient albums. Listeners can tell that it is the same artist, but the similarities are obscure.

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