CD Harvey Milk [Digipak] (CD 6270649),
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Harvey Milk [Digipak]


  • 1. Blueberry Dookie
    2. Plastic Eggs
    3. Merlin Is Magic
    4. Dating Pressures
    5. My Father's Life's Work
    6. Problkoc
    7. Smile
    8. Jim's Polish
    9. F.S.T.P.
    10. Anthem
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 65181

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerBob Weston

    Recording information: Steve's House (1994).
    Originally meant to be the band's debut album, the self-titled record was recorded with Bob Weston (of Shellac) in 1994 before being mysteriously shelved and thrust into a world of obscurity. Remastered from one of the bootleg cassettes copies that's been floating around for over a decade, the album serves as a snapshot of the band just before releasing the experimental noise/sludge of their proper debut, My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Could Be. Leaning more towards (relatively) straight-ahead sludge metal, the album feels like the band's later work (Special Wishes, Life...The Best Game in Town), with the emphasis more on the crushing guitars and Creston Spiers' anguished vocals. What's really surprising about this album is that, unlike a lot of long-lost demo albums and rarities compilations, these songs feel fully realized, which makes sense, seeing as this was supposed to be Harvey Milk's debut. Rather than showing the humble beginnings of an experimental band, this album highlights the fact that, even from the very beginning, they were the enigmatic and impossibly heavy group that they are today. ~ Gregory Heaney

  • Critic Reviews
    CMJ - "'Plastic Milk is thunderous with crashing cymbals and screeching guitars....It represents Harvey Milk at the most raw point of its career."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a hypnotic piece of Harvey Milk lore, rusted metal riffs and drums of doom cradling prog-elliptical melodies and Creston Spiers' magnificently sepulchral howl."
    Paste (magazine) (p.67) - "[I]ts experimental energy is hard to miss, particularly on crushing excursions like the aptly named 'Anthem.'"
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