Ultra Vivid Scene - Special One

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Sealed 1990 UK 12 Inch Single. “Kurt Ralske's Brand Of Technically Masterful, D.I.Y. Pop Reached Its Zenith With The "Special One" Single. Its Cheerful Chord Progression, Married To Ralske's Gloom-Sexy (Think Lou Reed Meets Marc Bolan) Vocal Stylings, Made For A Delightful Contradiction. That, And Backing Vocals By Sweet-Voiced Pixie, Kim Deal, Guaranteed The Single Loads Of College-Station Airplay, And The Video Plenty Of Rotation On MTV's 120 Minutes. The Special One EP Features The Title Track (Taken Directly From The Joy 1967-1990 Full-Length), Alongside Two Re-Workings Of "Lightning" That Depart Quite A Bit From The Original Album Version. The First, "Lightning (72 B.P.M./4 Am)," Is A Slower, Groovier Take On The Tune, While "A Smile And A Death Wish" Is A Completely Minimalist Deconstruction Of It. Both Versions Are Interesting Enough, Providing Plenty Of Ralske's Brilliantly Calculated Guitar Work, But The Real Hidden Gem On The EP Is, Undoubtedly, "Kind Of A Drag"." By Re-Editing Bonham's Classic (And Oft Sampled) Drum-Riff From "When The Levee Breaks," Ralske Successfully Bends Bonzo To His Will And, With A Dash Of T-Rex-Ian Strut, Creates A Sweetly Cynical Rocker That, By All Accounts, Should Have Been On The Full-Length Album.” J. Scott McClintock, AMG.

Artist: Ultra Vivid Scene Title: Special One Genre: Pop Type: New - 12 Label: 4AD Catalog ID: BAD 0016 Country: UK Our ID: 105070
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