Friday, June 27, 2008
Senseless Things - The First of Too Many
I don't remember how I discovered this UK indie band. Admittedly at the time this album came out I was reading UK comics like Crisis, 2000 AD, Revolver and Deadline which featured Jamie Hewlett's artwork where Tank Girl first appeared and I bought this album due to the cover artwork. However it's also possible I enjoyed what I heard of Ned's Atomic Dustbin and The Wonderstuff and these guys were often talked about in the same breath but reached the sale bin first.
Anyway the band's myspace page rekindled my interest as did Leatherface's BBC sessions where Frankie Stubbs mentions touring with The Senseless Things. The influences listed grabbed my attention: Husker Du, The Replacements, The Slits, The Descendents, The Dickies, Soul Asylum, Fugazi, Neil Young. Here's a youtubevideo to the First of Too Many's opening song Everybody's Gone.
D/L Senseless Things - The First of Too Many
Edit: Links to Senseless Things' Postcard CV album and Homophobic Asshole single. Thanks to shaolinpunk.