Monday, September 17, 2012

The Vacant Lot - Because They Can LP - Blue Vinyl

Shake The Record Label (1992)

The Vacant Lot are a band that I didn't pick up on the first time around, but had I paid a little more attention, I think I would have already owned Because They Can. When I found this record on someone's Discogs list that I was already picking up another 7" from, it reminded me of something that happened many years ago, but I had totally forgotten about.

Back in the days of going to Flipside Records in Pompton Lakes, NJ, The Vacant Lot were recommended to me. Even as far as I think 2 of their records were put behind the counter for me to pick up next time I went back. But I never remembered to do that. I probably went to that store 100 more times, but just never gave it a 2nd thought. It wouldn't surprise me if those records were still behind the counter somewhere at that store.

I missed the boat as this is quite the record. Fast jangle heavy guitar with melodies & backing vocals in all the right places. They remind me of a less mod and more hopped up version of The Odd Numbers. I'm glad to have finally remembered this band 18 years later and now I have to pick up their other 2 records. Hopefully they're half as good as this one.

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