This is Sigourney Reverb’s first record. The Reverbs are Kings of the 65th Street Ballard Scene, a separatist community located in Seattle, WA, and home to hipsters, musicians, fisherman, and Scandinavians. They have been playing together for a year and change. They came to Green Monkey and said we want to make a record. Green Monkey said ok and this is your result. A damn fine result.
This record will make your day better. This ain’t the Kinks and it ain’t X or the Pixies. It certainly ain’t no saintly T-Rex and it is ridiculously catchy and it is ketchup-raw and bloody but still deliciously sweet. But not as sweet as Jonathon Richman and the Modern Lovers. Nope.
Disc contains exactly fourteen songs, probably twelve with hooks. It runs exactly thirty minutes and fifty-five seconds. Song topics include Birds & Worms & Dirt, Student Loan Payments, Unrequited/Not Unrequited Love, Sex, and Drowning. This approach is quite intellectually diverse while remaining warm and fulfilling.