This week marks the 35th anniversary of the release of Lloyd Cole and the Commotion’s debut album Rattlesnakes.
In a review in Spin magazine at the time of its release, they said: “This is the first album I’ve heard of late that rejects the techno-pop banality we’ve been drowning in without being overly self-conscious in its minimalism or wearing a chip on its shoulder.” After reading that at the time, I went out and bought the record and it became a constant on my turntable for quite a few months.
I hadn’t thought of the record in quite a few years actually but my darling wife pulled it out and gave it a spin this pass weekend. I gotta admit, I kinda forgot who good of a songwriter Mr. Cole is.
What are you listening to tonight?