another one stolen from my failed experiment, but felt it bares repeating. one night i was stumbling, drunkingly, around the chicago neighborhood wicker park/bucktown and as per usual i made my way into the quaker goes deaf – which in my opinion was the best record store chicago ever offered. dont even say reckless or anything else was/is better. ill fight ya til the death over this. the second best, hardboiled in roscoe village, which sadly closed up shop last august. anyway, that night, i inquired about what i should pick up, at this point they knew what i was into. they recommended bill fox’s transit byzantium – which is an incredible record. picked that up with a couple of other things, went home and put on mr fox’s record, went right back the next day and picked up the mices’ scooter, which was released in in 86/87 – im still fuzzy on the details. either way, its such a great/perfect pop-rock-punky record that i cannot recommend it enough. nothing about it says hey this was recorded in 1985/6 it sounds completely timeless and if youre into this kinda genre, hear where some of your favorite shit started.
you can only purchase for almost ever scooter now-a-days, which is a combination of scooter, the record, and their first 12″ for almost ever. you can read more about em via scat records, here.
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