Podcast Episode
Season
Four
number
184
Type
Album Review
Post Date
Jul 22, 2014

Ripe

The Plastic Hassle

Label
Beggars Banquet
Release year
1994
Producer
Ripe

Lots of shoegaze influenced bands spent less time on vocals and melody than dialing in the perfect delay on their guitar, but not Ripe.

We're heading back to Australia for this week's Requested Review and checking out the 1994 album The Plastic Hassle by Ripe. Lots of shoegaze influenced bands spent less time on vocals and melody than dialing in the perfect tremolo and delay settings on their guitar pedals, but not Ripe, who manage to craft to genuinely catchy melodies and memorable lyrics. And like those same bands, Ripe aren't afraid to stretch the songs into a variety of territories, whether it's acoustic ballads or minor key dirges.

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Songs in this episode

  • ‍Intro - Mother Tongue3:49 - History of the Band
  • 9:23 - Something Fierce
  • 16:29 - Centre of the Universe
  • 27:34 - Get Your Shit Together
  • Outro - Daylight Wants to Kill

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