If I thought there wasn't much info online about Saqqara Dogs, they're practically overexposed compared to the likes of Sacred Miracle Cave. I could just publish the 1990 KCMU DJs' thoughts on this album without any of my own nonsense, and I'm pretty sure it would encompass the vast majority of all internet-based knowledge on this particular project. So here goes:
"Features members of the Lazy Cowgirls, Clawhammer, & the Raunchettes. 2-3 was the A-side of their fine Sympathy 7" (w/Aubrey Beardsley cover)."
"Robert picks 1-1 + 1-3 as his favorites on a really good record."
"Bloody great - tense, urgent, hypnotic music - reminds me quite a bit of the latest Golden Palominos LP - in feel anyway, it is way rawer in sound. Maybe it should go in the same rotation, too. Note presence of a Lazy Cowgirl."
"1-4 is a surprisingly good Bill Withers cover - it's hard to top that man's classic originals. Incidentally, I'm glad to see people like this - I thought quite a few wouldn't. It's also cool to see so many strong female vocalists in H for a change."
"'Salvation,' indeed . . ."
"The all sound like Motley Crue power ballads to me . . ."
"No way Todd, the nearest thing we've had to Motley Crue we've had in rotation lately was Thee Hypnotics."
"I was sincere, Maaahk; you're merely vengeful."
"Well Todd, maybe a TAD, although I really was very disappointed in Thee Hypnotics CD, and I do like this. Sometimes I get defensive, I dunno."
"GOOD. Eerie & Netherlandish."
"Lovely, spooky and just plain outstanding. (Unfortunately, skip already on 2-2 - take it easy on our venerable vinyl!)"
"I find this relatively boring + I'm pretty confused as to why it's still in H . . . I've tried to like it but I can't."
I figured it might be nice to have a post featuring a band that needed no introduction for a change, so today I bring you In My Tribe, the album that properly launched 10,000 Maniacs into the spotlight thirty years ago (give or take a couple months), where they remained for several years until Na...
Saqqara Dogs seems to be yet another band that absolutely delighted a certain subset of nerdy college radio DJs (and soon-to-be-incredibly-influential New York Times music critics - you've got to love any band that forces the Times to refer to someone as "Mr. 66"), but didn't seem to make much of...