michael gallucci

REVIEW: THE FEELIES: CRAZY RHYTHMS; THE GOOD EARTH

In Uncategorized on 09/29/2009 at 3:25 am

The Feelies

Crazy Rhythms

The Good Earth

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These New Jersey rockers are a critical link between the Velvet Underground and R.E.M. Their 1980 debut, Crazy Rhythms, is the undisputed classic, loading up on strum-and-jangle indie-rock that pretty much paved the way for every Amerindie band that made their bones during college rock’s ’80s heyday. The follow-up – 1986’s The Good Earth – deserves to be re-evaluated. The album is more song-oriented than its predecessor, layering actual melodies on top of all the moody textures. These expanded reissues tag on demos and live songs, including Beatles and Neil Young covers. –Michael Gallucci

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