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Monday, October 5, 2015

Optic Nerve - Forever and a Day


Optic Nerve - Forever and a Day
In wav - Scans are included

1 Hopin' To See You
2 Any Day Now
3 Real Go-Getter
4 Hard To Keep
5 A Long Way To Go
6 Call On Me
7 What's Been Missing
8 She's Alright
9 Take Me
10 Tompkins Square Blues

It is incredibly unjust how the Optic Nerve did not achieve a similar success to contemporaries R.E.M.; who, to begin with, owed a great deal to the jingle-jangle chimes of mid-'60s Rickenbacker-fuelled bands. Forever & a Day's ten songs were recorded in 1988 in the music building just off Times Square. And why a label didn't pick them up is unbelievable. Okay, admittedly, in 1988 there wasn't a huge market for Dylanesque rock & roll, but still, the quality of the compositions and performances on these recordings are immeasurably good. If there had been such a thing as the "no depression" or "alt-country" movements in 1988, the Optic Nerve would have definitely been one of the leading bands.

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Special thanks to Limburg for this jangling contribution

4 comments:

ozrock said...

Ratboy thanks! Great company to my Lotta Nerve (found days ago after 20 years in a closet, still sealed ...)

Joey R.A. Mone said...

Very Byrdsian guitar and vocals! Like it!

Philthy Alfred said...

They were good but were missing that IT factor that would have made them go far.They are in no way,shape or form as good as early REM,again,pretty good album if a bit samey but this is no lost masterpiece.

Philthy Alfred said...

They were good but were missing that IT factor that would have made them go far.They are in no way,shape or form as good as early REM,again,pretty good album if a bit samey but this is no lost masterpiece.