Galaxie 500 – Uncollected

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Back in 1989, any hyperbolic adjectives in the pages of Melody Maker that weren’t thrust upon The Pixies were more than likely generously bequeathed to fellow Bostonians Galaxie 500. On this collector’s disc of oddities (previously only available with Ryko’s now deleted 1996 box set) we’re reminded of the latter’s peculiar, not to say predictable, ability to make any and every song sound like The Velvet Underground’s “Heroin”. Young Marble Giants’ “Final Day” moulds effortlessly to the formula; The Rutles’ “Cheese And Onions” less so. Distracting, but ultimately fans-only fare.

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