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Main » 2006 » November » 24 » Steppes - 1987 - Drop of the Creature
Steppes - 1987 - Drop of the Creature
The  Steppes - 1987 - Drop Of The Creature
Voxx Records

01. A Play On  Wordsworth
02. Somebody Waits
03. Holding Up Well
04. Sky Is  Falling
05. Make Us Bleed
06. Cut In Two
07. See You Around
08. Lazy  Ol' Son
09. Bigger Than Life
10. Black Forest Friday
11. More Than  This
12. History Hates No Man

John Fallon - Vocals, Guitars
David  Fallon - Vocals, Bass Guitar
Tim Gilman - Lead Guitar
James Bailey -  Drums, Percussion

Produced by The Steppes.
Engineered by Brett  Gurewitz, John Girdler.
Executive producer: Greg Shaw.
Recorded at  Westbeach Studio, Los Angeles, USA.

The Steppes  were a 1980's Irish Psychedelic Rock band led by the gifted brothers David and  John Fallon (whose memorable track Summers End  In San Francisco is featured on the Psychedelic Psauna In 4 Parts  compilation, which eventually led me to inquire further more about The Steppes).  Drop Of The Creature, The Steppes' second musical endeavour, saw their  transformation into a darker sound than their first more more acoustic  EP.

One slightly overwhelmed critic had this to say,

Can this be for real? Does this record really have a  1987 datestamp? Can some men wear such ruffled shirtfronts and still walk  outside? All these questions are blown away by yet another startling  psychedelic-timewarp. The Steppes play the most blissful folk-into-psychedelia  music, like the moment when Syd Barrett fronted The Byrds and then Jefferson  Airplane, or when Roger McGuinn slung 12 strings over Pink Floyd's first album.  The Steppes even manage to crystallise the essence of beat-pop. Brilliant  poetic-hurt wimp visions scatter a field of tripped melodies, as inspired as  Rain Parade's debut: occasionally The Steppes go all dopey but otherwise,  they're excessive, outrageous, ecstatic--better this than Sergeant Pepper any  day. No more questions. (Martin Aston)

posted by Hannah

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