(1992) Revenge Of The Goldfish

Inspiral Carpets

... read moreA return to form after a sophomore slump, Revenge of the Goldfish found Inspiral Carpets moving further away from the sound of their debut album and its heavy keyboards and dance elements. Instead, Revenge of the Goldfish was the band's most straightforward rock album, featuring a number of edgy...

46′:22″ 12 Songs

1
Generations
Inspiral Carpets
2:50
2
Saviour
Inspiral Carpets
4:00
3
Bitches Brew
Inspiral Carpets
3:52
4
Smoking Her Clothes
Inspiral Carpets
4:20
5
Fire
Inspiral Carpets
3:36
6
Here Comes The Flood
Inspiral Carpets
4:16
7
Dragging Me Down
Inspiral Carpets
4:34
8
A Little Disappeared
Inspiral Carpets
2:59
9
Two Worlds Collide
Inspiral Carpets
4:38
10
Mystery
Inspiral Carpets
3:16
11
Rain Song
Inspiral Carpets
4:41
12
Irresistible Force
Inspiral Carpets
3:20
Released 05 October 1992, 1992 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

Review

A return to form after a sophomore slump, Revenge of the Goldfish found Inspiral Carpets moving further away from the sound of their debut album and its heavy keyboards and dance elements. Instead, Revenge of the Goldfish was the band's most straightforward rock album, featuring a number of edgy, aggressive guitar-dominated numbers with a nice use of effects. There's still some of the old organ on such tracks as "A Little Disappeared," but for the most part keyboardist Clint Boon plays more synths here. Not only has the band's songwriting improved since their second album, but the production is far sharper without sounding too overdone. There is the occasional off track, but such tempo numbers as "Generations," "Mystery," and the phenomenal closer, "Irresistible Force," rank up there among the band's best. Meanwhile, the ballads "Two Worlds Collide" and "Bitches Brew" manage to stay heartfelt while offering a nice groove. Overlooked, but for no good reason. ~ Geoff Orens