Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Thoughtful And The Thumping

If it sounds like sour grapes, it's not: I really was planning on posting some Volcano Suns this month but 'Buked and Scorned beat me to it, damnit all to hell. No matter--the web is big enough for two blogs to drool some praise over this sadly forgotten Boston outfit. Most lovers of this post-Mission Of Burma band savor the first album (The Bright Orange Years), but I seem to be the only fan who leans more towards the follow-up, All-Night Lotus Party, perhaps because it mixed the thoughtful (Room With A View and Sounds Like Bucks) with the thumping (Dot On The Map and Bonus Hidden Mystery Track). This is yet another in a long line of albums that, sadly, will probably never see a reissue on cd. If only I owned the Sony Corporation! Gemm has quite a few vinyl copies, if you're interested.  Boy Is My Face Red Update: The good decent people at Merge Records have seen fit to reissue this album with extra tracks.

4 comments:

ryan said...

what's up man. i saw your comment on Music for Robots about the Rules of Attraction version of that Donovan song, "Colours."

it's up on my blog.

http://rypod.blogspot.com

Sean said...

Thanks for the post. Along with Big Dipper, one of my all time fave 80 bands and "Room" is one of the best tunes of the 80's, period. I'd kill for digital / CD versions of the first two Suns records. My scratchy vinyl is all I have.

Anonymous said...

You're not the only one thinking that All Night Lotus Party is premiere--one of the best records ever! Does anyone know if this is available on CD? I have a cassette copy, but would love to upgrade it. Thanks.

Disco:Very said...

I've been checking and checking over the years and, no, All-Night Lotus Party is still not available on CD. I'd be glad to make you a duplicate of the vinyl copy I transferred to CD but the sound quality is about as good as any vinyl LP you could purchase used on-line. Send me an e-mail with your address if you're wanting me to make a copy and I'll get right on it.