Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Painting Sundays In My Dreams
The reissue revolution continues, and within you find things you didn't even know you missed. case in point - 80s art punk denizens of Woollongong, The Sunday Painters, whose three EPs have been brought together into one LP called In My Dreams by What's Your Rupture?. The trio's love of VU and Television are pretty obvious, but what is even more endearing about these tracks is the drum machine, the rudimentary technology being reamed to their absolute limits, the kneejerk jump from one style to another so as to feel like you are listening to a mixtape from song to song (augmented by the blasted-apart cover of Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel'). Its such a bizarre and beguiling time capsule that, while Im glad I didn't grow up in Woollongong in the 70s/80s, I wish I could go back for just a taste of the demented pop these three slung out to the wanton few.