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3Ds

Fish Tales/Swarthy Songs For Swabs

Flying Nun Records

$9.95

The thing that strikes you about this magical amalgamation of the 3Ds first two EPs is the melodic, yet crazed guitars of Davids Saunders & Mitchell. In 1990-91 when these were released, harmonised guitar solos were anathema to the alternative-indie world, yet the 3Ds celebrated the glory of it like no other.

Context, however, is everything. The chirp and cheer we hear in these bubbling rhythms is in fact a cauldron over which Roughan, Stones, Saunders & Mitchell commit dark sorcery. The mundane world is never quite the same after listening to the 3Ds as the warped and intricate artwork of David Mitchell warns.

For the uninitiated, Sing Song and Evil Kid are raucous harbingers of the great things the band would go on to achieve in wowing international fans. Tracks such as The Ball of Purple Cotton reveal a tenderness which becalms the listener and would echo through the band's later songs such as Beautiful Things and Spooky.


ITEM DETAILS
Artist: 3Ds
Title: Fishy Tales/Swarthy Songs For Swabs
Label:Flying Nun Records
Year: 1991
Cat #: FN188
Formats: Digital
Recorded:Tracks 1-7 from 'Fish Tales (1990, FNCD150). Tracks 8-13 from 'Swarthy Songs For Swabs' (1991, FNCD167). Tracks 14 & 15 (1991) previously unreleased portastudio recordings withRacheal King on bass.Recorded at Fish Street Studios.

Band Members:Dominic Stones,Denise Roughan,David Saunders andDave Mitchell

Tracklist:

  1. First Church
  2. Dreams Of Herge
  3. Evil Kid
  4. Fish Tails
  5. Evocation Of W. C. Fields
  6. Mud Sacrifice
  7. The Ball Of Purple Cotton
  8. Song-Song
  9. Bunny
  10. Ritual Tragick
  11. Meluzina Man
  12. Nimmo's Dream
  13. Grimace
  14. Hairs
  15. One Eye Opened

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