Top critical review
on July 21, 2000
I've adored this band since their first release. And this release does have it's moments. All in all, however, much of it sounds like they were writing while the tapes rolled and it sounds unrehearsed. Especially the vocals. If it were marketed as a live recording or rare basement recordings, I could let it slide but as a major release, the craftsmanship is haphazard. And without the bonus CD that originally came with it, there's not a lot for me to recommend. I do give it two stars for a couple of reasons. First, if you can find a copy with the bonus CD, that's where the best material was. Second, I still feel these guys were hugely underrated and one of the more important bands of the time so, if you're a fan, I'd still recommend rounding out your collection with it. If you don't have any Chameleons, buy "Script of the Bridge".