Saturday, October 25, 2014

Helium - Pirate Prude EP (1994)


First EP from this phenomenal band. It's Helium's slowest, moodiest, sludgiest record, and a beautiful showcase for the ramshackle, effortlessly brilliant guitar work that defined and continues to define Mary Timony's music (and in a more general sense, much of the best 90s indie rock.) It's not really all that spooky/scary/disturbing, so it doesn't exactly fit the whole Halloween theme I have going on here, but it's of my all-time favorite EPs -- one of the first vinyl purchases I ever made -- and there's an ample amount of vampire talk, so I'm calling it good.

Track listing:
1. Baby Vampire Made Me
2. Wanna Be a Vampire Too, Baby
3. XXX
4. 000
5. I'll Get You, I Mean It
6. Love $$$
7. (Untitled Hidden Track)

Evil watch me
Watch over me
Give me eyes like yours
So I can see like you
I want evil eyes so I can spy

3 comments:

  1. I heard the rumor that this albums is about a woman shunned who enters a life of prostitution and then becomes a killer, but in reverse order. Not sure if this is true, but my favorite ep of all time.

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  2. Thanks for reminding me of this! I've got the cd somewhere, but... It's great to hear it again!

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