- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- ASIN: B00004YLBD
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,122 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Raw emotion, distortion, feedback, a good beat, and great lyrics. (Except for the one weak song "too little, too late" which did not belong but had moments).
Sure this album owed a lot to the VU but that is a good thing and in the early 80's the VU was nearly forgotten until this album.
After this album Steve Wynn lost direction and made a lot of crap but this is an all time classic that you must at least hear.
Dream Syndicate, beyond my personal and immediate concerns, is one of the seminal inheritors of both early punk and the bone sculptures of the Velvet Underground's messy, late 1960's experimentation with the dynamic bred by what it means in America to be an all-American spectator. Sometimes derided as some sort of Los Angeles Velvet wannabe, the Syndicate often explored the kinds of topics left untouched by some of America's great popular "innovators": Madonna, R.E.M. and Britney Spears.Read more ›