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Main » 2006 » December » 3 » The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth
The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth
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Tracks :
01 Winning

02 Sense Of  Purpose
03 Contact The Fact
04 Skeletons
05 Judgement
06 Fatal  Flaw
07 Possession
08 The  Fire
09 Silent Air
10 New Dark  Age

There is a  kind of double irony to the lyrics of the opening track of The Sound's second  album. Listening to the excellent new wave classic 'Winning' the lyrics convey  becoming triumphant in the face of adversity: "I was going to drown then I  started swimming. I was going down then I started winning". Yet these optimistic  words are set to a doomy rhythm section that suggests anything but. All of this  naturally leads to thinking of frontman Adrian Borland's recent suicide. Rather  reflect on that though, it is best to concentrate on an excellent album from the  early 80's which ranks alongside The Comsat Angels' early work for being an  overlooked classic. 'From The Lion's Mouth' possesses that same air of  controlled miserablism and that tangible sense of loneliness that sounds just as  poignant now as it did 22 years ago. Unfortunately the group lost their way on  subsequent albums in an effort to cross over to a more lucrative market.  Remember them instead for exemplars of edgy rock such as the rattling intensity  of 'The Fire' and 'Skeletons' or the awesome 'Fatal Flaw' and 'New Dark Age'  with its threatening military drum introduction.

resources :  http://www.leonardslair.co.uk/lions.htm

EXCELLENT album guys ! 9/10



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