O from fluf was in Olivelawn before he was in fluf. I was listening to fluf a few weeks ago and thought to myself, I wonder if Olivelawn is better than I remember them being. it's been years and years since I had given them a try. Like an idiot, I couldn't quell my curiosity by listening to the one Olivelawn record i already have, I had to go and buy their first full length. After all, it's a record I didn't have.
All these years later, I still don't really like Olivelawn all that much, though probably more than I did when younger. I think it's the vocals that put me off on a few songs. In some instances (like the song Roses) they're great, but in other songs they're a little too screamy-scratchy-hardcore-ish for me. Music is pretty good though, I may have a completely different opinion of the band if O was singing instead of just playing guitar. I do feel like this record deserves a place in my collection though, as I really am all about documenting as much of the early 90's San Diego scene as possible.
Olivelawn - Roses:
Olivelawn - Hooray for Flipping:
Monday, October 22, 2012
Olivelawn - sap LP