Canada - Luna Kafé - Full Moon 4 - 02/22/97
Seven Inches Of Fun
Hayden / Poledo: Lunar Landing Confirmed
OK, so you got the 7" of the year, and you listened to I Wake Up With
Me and you fell in love with that banjo and those quiet chords and
drifted off to those powerful, soft, gentle and painful vocals. It's
odd 'cuz this song is so simple, just sort of trots along doing its
thing. But it has some kind of inner beauty to it, that makes you feel.
Neat. And that, I guess is what Hayden is all about: beauty of the
banal. I Wake Up With Me has that going for it tenfold. Your record
collection SUCKS without it. This brings me to the awesome B side:
Poledo's 2 Words graces this seven inch and (hopefully) turns you
right onto Poledo's power! With a swift pulse and long intense
intro..you are hooked. When Josh's forceful vocals take the scene the
song becomes totally gripping. One thing that must be said for Poledo
is dynamics. They can quiet it down, then accelerate and turn it up
until you think the record is going to pop off the turntable..... go
from totally simple to incredibly intense in 0 flat. The effect of this
is gripping and emotional. Making 2 Words, along with most other
poledo songs captivating beyond any other indie rawk band in Ontario for
certain, and probably one of the best in the country.
I'm really glad that this 7" came out because its some much deserved
publicity for Poledo who, since the release of There You in '94 have
not been as popular as they deserve to be. And This 7" since its
release in the early summer, along with Herskin on More Of Our Stupid
Noise, seems to be serving them well. It's about time these boys from
the magical musical town of Thornhill got the credit they deserve. Not
to mention that it gave the world another beautiful Hayden song.
Hardship Post: No Time / Turn It Up
(Squirtgun)this isn't the
Well first of all I'd like to say just how much it sucks that these
boys broke up. IT SUCKS A LOT!! OK I'm done. "The all new Hardship Post"
single that is on Squirtgun is kewl.
The A side is a song called No Time and its an Allison song (you
know, Allison from Jale, she joined them before they broke up). It's a
bit bouncier than the B side Turn It Up but that's just 'cuz of Mike
Pick's crusin' style.
Its got a pretty snazzy melody, and I like it. Turn It Up is a Mike
Pick song, it's a tad on the bland side but I dig the cheezy aoooh's in
the background. It's not a typical Hardship Post recording, but it's
worth the 6 bucks anyway. After all, what did you expect
THE HARDSHIP POST
THE ALL NEW HARDSHIP POST
Maybe next time it will be even longer........oh well
It's not my favorite 7" or anything but it's OK. And if you like HP then
buy it. 'cuz the World wouldn't be the same without Sebastian Lippa
smiling in those buddy-holly glasses.
Copyright © 1997 Laura Bowman