Monday, February 12, 2007

Shop Assistants


The Shop Assistants represented all that was right and good with Scottish rock during the mid-1980s; their music brilliantly fused the gap between the three-chord noise of the Jesus & Mary Chain and the shambling naiveté of bands like the Pastels, generating infectious, sweet-and-sour pop completely lacking in pretense and polish. Will Anything Happen is a superb retrospective combining the group's self-titled 1986 debut LP with tracks from their earlier EPs, and although a little of the Shop Assistants' primitive charms can go a long way, the spirit and sheer exuberence of their music is never less than infectious -- an essential artifact of its times.

2 comments:

Eyad said...

next practice, we need to channel some Shop Assistants!

Eyad said...

next practice, we need to channel some Shop Assistants!