Speed of Sound at Tree Level
They were placed in suspended animation in 1991 and this is the first full length LP from The Speed of Sound, but it is not exactly a debut. The 12 songs presented here have been honed and polished in secret over a period of 20 years. This is the finished article; not a tentative exploration of style, but a resounding Classic Album. The Speed of Sound has a unique style driven by a clean ringing Rickenbacker 620 12-string that is not afraid to step on the distortion pedal when it is needed, given a perfect counterpoint by the tubed-up Danelectro '63 bass, expressive percussion and sweeping languid vocals: A classic form presented with new bight. Imagine the results of mixing varied proportions of The Jam with The Byrds crossed with Siouxise & the Banshees - but with far more influences thrown in. Originally known as The Blood Oranges in 1989, The Speed of Sound pick up from the last public gig in 1991 to bring their already fresh rock sound right into the 21st century. The 'missing' two decades evaporate as The Speed of Sound seamlessly step between the centuries. Forwards!