Grenadine - Nopalitos



I can't remember how this one came into my posession - I guess I was recommended it on the Galaxie 500 Mailing List - I looked through my (sadly incomplete) mailing list archives but all I could find was this from December 1999...

Over the last few weeks I've been listening to an awful lot of albums that I haven't listened to for a while, some even forgotten (and some rightfully forgotten - - step forward Grenadine!).

I'm pretty much certain that I haven't listened to it since then and I suspect that, if anything, it sounds worse now than it did then. But somewhere in the back of my head there's this nagging concern that, for a short period of time, I actually liked this album - it was probably because of a slight fondness for Unrest. But listening to it now it makes my toes curl. Whether it's the olde-time laughably smug croon of "Grenadine - Hell Over Hickory Dew" or the tiresome vocoder (?) cover of "Grenadine - This Girl's in Love With You". But picking out those two memorably bad tracks just exposes how unmemorable the rest of the album is.



I've bought some pretty woeful albums in my time but suspect that this one is one of the worst. It will be (at least) another seven and a half years before I dig this one out again...



I've moved the "Just dug this one out..." series from my blog Everything's Swirling into last.fm - to read the earlier ones you'll need to head on over there...