This is one of the few good bands Texas can claim as its own. They come from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, which really isn't known for many other bands besides Tripping Daisy & Deep Blue Something. I agree with another reviewer, this is the best rock album a lot of you have never heard yet. It's coming close to that 10 year old mark... wow, I didn't realize it came out that long ago, cuz it still sounds fresh!! They played the hell out of "Possum Kingdom" on Houston radio, as well as MTV... & so did I... it was my favorite rock track to come out that whole year. I cranked this up as loud as possible whenever I drove anywhere... particularly parking lots at school *grin*. They also ended up playing "Away", "I Come from the Water", & the other well known "Tyler" with the controversial lyrics. I don't know how often they got played in other states, though.
I got this album in '95, despite all the radio play of about half the album... it's that good, & still is. It's under 40 minutes of fun rocking sounds that has you gripping on to your steering wheel, tapping your foot hard kinda feel. It rocks hard with catchy riffs & mixed-meter rhythms, but at the same time has a lyrical quality so lacking in many hard rock bands out right now... & I miss that!! "I Burn" is the last & only slow track & it's awesome... acoustic intro with dissonant chords, yummy. But for some reason, you may have problems playing it on your computer (I can't). I've also never been able to play it in juke boxes, so there may be a glitch for just the last track... which is a shame, cuz it's one of the best tracks here. So whether your new to the 90's rock scene, or just looking for stuff you over looked somehow, this is a MUST-have.