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Archers of Loaf / Speed of Cattle, the
Album:Speed of Cattle, the Collection:General
Artist:Archers of Loaf Added:02/1996
Label:Alias Records 

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Album Review
Reviewed 2012-11-02 
What, a B-side retrospective already? Well, in any case, this CD does have some wonderful moments, documenting the rise of one of America’s great ragged noisy indie-rock bands.
Tracks we already have: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17
Different versions of tracks we have: 1, 3, 14, 16, 18
New tracks: 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15
3 poor production actually enhances an already cool song
4 Furious noise blitz!
5 starts out soft, builds well into a dark, rockin’ song
6 rocks! Fractured, twisted guitars melt into great melodies
10 Pixies-ish spacious-sounding production w/ acoustic guitar, great anthemic chime
11 slow & sparse, mostly background noise -- gets noisy in places but still sad and slow
12 Great groovin’ instrumental. When they played it in concert, they called it “Mark Price, Private Eye”.
14, 16 better versions of EP tracks
15 long, slow track, alternating soft/loud passages. Watch for false endings...

-- Nick

Track Listing
1.Wrong 10.Telepathic Traffic
2.South Carolina 11.Don't Believe the Good News
3.Web in Front 12.Smokin' Pot in the Hot City
4.Bathroom 13.Mutes in the Steeple
5.Tatyana 14.Revenge
6.What Did You Expect? 15.Bacteria
7.Ethel Merman 16.Freezing Point
8.Funnelhead 17.Powerwalk
9.Quinn Beast 18.Backwash