If the Pretty Things had been from the American South this might be the album they made instead of Parachute. I got the first Glands record from Bar/None and liked it, but it became one of those CDs lost in the tide. Then we saw them in Nashville while we were down there recording. At some point Georgia said to me that they were like a cross between the Cars and the Soft Boys and I acted like I knew just what she meant, especially when, within minutes, they were covering "Just What I Needed." But nothing prepared me for how sensational this record is. Every time I get ready to listen to it, I think that "Swim" is my favorite song, but then as each one starts I realize: No, that's my favorite. (But it's really "Swim.")
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