Angel Corpus Christi / 80S, the
Album: 80S, the   Collection:General
Artist:Angel Corpus Christi   Added:Apr 2004
Label:Gulcher Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-06-28 Pull Date: 2004-08-30
Week Ending: Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 8 Jul 25 Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 30, 2004: Baptism of Solitude at the Circus
Blank Generation
4. Aug 02, 2004: Cleanup on Aisle You
Blank Generation
2. Aug 27, 2004: Distraction-Limited
Blank Generation
5. Jul 20, 2004: The Literate Pop Fans
John Casavetes
3. Aug 16, 2004: Cleanup on Aisle You
Blank Generation
6. Jul 13, 2004: The Literate Pop Fans
Way Out West

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-02
Reissue of SF-based “accordion pop anti-diva’s” music from the 80s. Yes, it sounds dated but it’s a slice of that time that doesn’t get any play on the nostalgia stations and it’s not embarrassingly cheesy, just twenty years old. A lot of the songs are covers of not-too-obscure-but-not-famous songs. The accordion is an unusual touch. I like the NME’s description of low-tech art-rock equally Nico and Jonathan Richman. Ms. ACC does tend toward folksy arrangements and storytelling in her lyrics.

1. Wonderful tune about how all may be shit but one’s personal “issues” always count more than global stuff; in this case, the death of actor John Cassavettes is most sadly recalled
2. Mellifluous and pleasantly adult cover of Alice Cooper’s rebellious teen anthem
3. Stripped-down New Wave arrangement with simple rap being a mini-travelogue; “fuck” used as transitive verb; love the weak squeezebox
4. Can you tell Alan Vega’s involved by the scary whoops and moans and the thumping nervous synth?
5. Deeply somber theme from influential 80s film but the accordion here lacks pathos; despite that, it’s atmospheric; several “fuck”s
6. Swingin’ and suave, almost sassy, cover of the Richard Hell classic
7. A bit wheezy on the box
8. A pleasant and simple tune
9. A Tex-Mex ode to Los Alamos; amusing story and the simple arrangement of guitars and accordion gives it a light, peppy feel
10. Lazy, soft trip into the sunset

Track Listing
1. John Casavetes   5. Theme From Taxi Driver/ New
2. Im 18   6. Blank Generation
3. Hell   7. The Day John Kennedy Died
4. Dream Baby Dream   8. Never Too Late for Linda
  9. King of Los Alamos