[Powderworks] Breathe as an EP
Sat, 27 Sep 2003 09:09:12 -0230 (NDT)
Want to have an awesome Breathe-era Oils disk, but were soundly
disappointed with most of Breathe? Burn off the following "Breathe EP",
as I did yesterday! I took the 3 Breathe tracks that I felt were totally
successful (if poorly produced), plus the one great Breathe b-side, and
Gravelrash just to keep the closing tracks the same between album and
Mike's "Breathe EP"
2) Bring On The Change
3) Barest Degree
4) Smash The Wobbleboard
All 5 tracks are inescapably "Breathe-y", but avoid the "spoiling touch"
that TO ME seem to cripple the other potentially great Breathe tracks (ie
Peter doing ill-advised vocal contortions on some tracks <he should leave
the falsettos to Bono!>, exceedingly bland production, god-awful country
flourishes, tepid rhythm sections, etc). Also, according to the survey
done on Powderworks ages ago, the 1st 3 tracks on my "EP" are by far the
most universally liked on Breathe (check out the Dead Heart website for
more survey results), so I doubt my tracklisting is off-base in terms of
whether it would have been well-recieved as an official EP.
Also, the 5 tracks seem to flow realy well in the above order.
Pointless post on my part? Probably. But I'm at work 45 minutes early
and killing time.... ;-)