Album cover video:
1994 was near the start of my “musical dark ages” period – a time between when I stopped being a college DJ and when I started becoming aware of new music over the Internet. There were a number of excellent bands I missed almost entirely as a result of this, including bands like Built To Spill, Pavement and Guided by Voices. I also missed Grifters and had no idea, until just now when I looked the and up on AllMusic that the band was a big deal.
Anyhow, 1994 was also the year that Grifters released their third album, Crappin’ You Negative. The single was “Bronze Cast,” which I’ve concluded (after making myself listen to it 13 times) is righteous. While it arguably doesn’t adhere to a traditional song structure, it features several (I guess we’ll call them) movements which feel cohesive but also offer some different moods. I haven’t paid particular attention to the lyrics, but the overall feel of the song is dark and compelling.
I would do well to track down some more songs by the band and I may. Yes, I may.