Tuesday, March 27, 2012

T.S.O.L. - Beneath The Shadows

 
In the interest of full disclosure I gotta admit, I really like this new wavey, keyboardy 1982 release from T.S.O.L. I just can't help it. This is indeed the bridge between their early punker sound and their later rocker sound. If you haven't heard it yet give it a try. But don't be surprised if you don't like it.

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5 comments:

  1. Muchos Gracias. Giving this one another try.

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  2. I was late in the game with TSOL. I have heard of them for a long time in punk circles, but there were not many of these circles in the Antelope Valley in the early 80's. I heard about them very late. It was 1984 on a bedroom wall that I saw the letters T.S.O.L. Ok, so in that year I came across a cassette, and it was T.S.O.L.! I bought it right away!! At the Warehouse Records Store! I was a bit disappointed because I was expecting HC PUNK. I liked the tape but I didn't listen to it too much. So, in 1985 I found that there was another T.S.O.L. cassette at the Warehouse. It was called Beneath The Shadows, and it was from 1982! So, I got it and got ready to listen to some great Hardcore Punk. What I got, was wishy, washy slow synthy rock. I then relegated T.S.O.L. as not a hardcore band, and wondered why they were included in that wall, at that punk party along with U.K. Subs, and SIN 34. Anyway, in 1987 I was captivated by the COVER of the T.S.O.L. Ep that was released in 1981 at another record store. It was in the discount bin. I decided to give them another shot. I was floored! What a great HC record this was! I then understood! This is a band that has a HC pedigree, but was a changing band music wise. I bought their Dance With Me record shortly after at the Warehouse and I liked it, not as good as the EP, but I liked it as well. So, now it is 2015, and now over 30 years has passed and as I stream the T.S.O.L. album Beneath The Shadows, I LOVE IT!!!! It took over 30 years to realize how wonderful this recording is!!! I have also re listened to Change Today, and guess what.........I LOVE IT!!!! Even without Jack!!!! It stands on its own as a GREAT T.S.O.L. record!!!!!!!! It took 30 years.......wow.

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  3. I was late in the game with TSOL. I have heard of them for a long time in punk circles, but there were not many of these circles in the Antelope Valley in the early 80's. I heard about them very late. It was 1984 on a bedroom wall that I saw the letters T.S.O.L. Ok, so in that year I came across a cassette, and it was T.S.O.L.! I bought it right away!! At the Warehouse Records Store! I was a bit disappointed because I was expecting HC PUNK. I liked the tape but I didn't listen to it too much. So, in 1985 I found that there was another T.S.O.L. cassette at the Warehouse. It was called Beneath The Shadows, and it was from 1982! So, I got it and got ready to listen to some great Hardcore Punk. What I got, was wishy, washy slow synthy rock. I then relegated T.S.O.L. as not a hardcore band, and wondered why they were included in that wall, at that punk party along with U.K. Subs, and SIN 34. Anyway, in 1987 I was captivated by the COVER of the T.S.O.L. Ep that was released in 1981 at another record store. It was in the discount bin. I decided to give them another shot. I was floored! What a great HC record this was! I then understood! This is a band that has a HC pedigree, but was a changing band music wise. I bought their Dance With Me record shortly after at the Warehouse and I liked it, not as good as the EP, but I liked it as well. So, now it is 2015, and now over 30 years has passed and as I stream the T.S.O.L. album Beneath The Shadows, I LOVE IT!!!! It took over 30 years to realize how wonderful this recording is!!! I have also re listened to Change Today, and guess what.........I LOVE IT!!!! Even without Jack!!!! It stands on its own as a GREAT T.S.O.L. record!!!!!!!! It took 30 years.......wow.

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  4. This was actually the first T.S.O.L. I heard as well. And with what I was in to back then I still don't fully understand why I liked it. But I did. But I soon came to love their HC too. Nothing wrong with a good, well-rounded band.

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