Plus: New Order, Smashing Pumpkins, and Manic Street Preachers
GATS was my first proper introduction to the Maniacs(!) after seeing their now infamous performance of "Faster" on TOTP. The Holy Bible wasn't out yet and i wanted more, and since this was the first album i spotted i bought it. Yes the production is a bit too polished, but the songs are great, more well thought out than the sloganeering of Generation Terrorists (an album i've never warmed to.) In songwriting terms it was a leap forward and a pointer to the next album.
The Ruined in a Day video feels like a bit of a fever dream, or something cocaine fueled.
"I’ve come to the following conclusion: everyone loves Smashing Pumpkins but hates Billy Corgan."
ALSO! What are your thoughts on Slowdive's new single, "Kisses?" I posted that sucker on FB with the exclamation shoegaze was going nowhere!