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24 June 2008 @ 11:42 am
TunesDay: you just gotta smile…  
It's hard to think of a band that was greater for longer with less payoff than the now-defunct Catherine Wheel. From 1992's staggering debut, Ferment, through their much (and unfairly) maligned 2000 coda, Wishville, CW gave us three brilliant records, two good ones, and an outtakes/B-sides compilation (Like Cats and Dogs) that was better than most of the best original studio efforts being released today.

Oh yeah, and a lot of insanely great (and obscenely loud) live shows. I was lucky enough to see them three times (and managed to escape without lasting nerve damage), and rate the 10-minute encore of "Black Metallic" that closed the show on the Wishville tour as one of the most outstanding moments in my nearly 30 years of live show attendance. (More...)
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