Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Want "Take it or Leave it/The End"

By request! This is another single I found on Mega City Records, home of Jason Didit and his classic "Sell Me Some Beer". I googled the hell out of this The Want record and came up with nothing. Well, there was a stoner metal band from DC called The Want in the 90's. Anyway, this is some interesting stuff here. Both songs are good. I apologize for the wicked skipping on the B side. There is a nasty gouge and this was the best I could do. I'm having a hard time describing this, it veers into all sorts of weird areas and the lyrical content only complicates things. I guess it is 80's pop with British leanings and ripping guitar? As I listen to this again I question why I get this Cure/Echo and the Bunnymen/Chameleons feeling but I do. Then the B side has these prog power rock parts... Totally confusing.

PS: The songwriting credits on this record and the Jason Didit record go to the same two people. And their names and weird. Kerri and Kelly Kristjanson.

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