- Audio CD (March 19, 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording reissued
- Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
- ASIN: B000000P0D
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,652 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Spent Poets Original recording reissued
Top Customer Reviews
Musically, these guys are VERY reminescent of bands like XTC. They also have a kind of Michael Penn-esque pop sensability about them. Similar bands came out back in this area, namely Material Issue, School of Fish, and The Rembrants (back when they were just two guys playing acoustic guitar and hadn't acheived FRIENDS fame yet).
However, these guys were also WAY ahead of their time. Not only did they have an amazing sound, but they coupled it with amazing production. You get a kind layer-upon-layer sound, truly appreciated through some decent headphones. It makes for a very rich and warm sound.
This is very worth getting if you can. This is where the "regret" portion of my title comes into play. I had this cd many times before. The first time I had it, it met an unfortunate fate as I was driving down 280 in Daly City bickering with a (virtually rabid) ex-girlfriend. Frustrated with the argument, she pushed the "eject" on the cd player, and threw it out the window. More than ten years later, I somehow can still recall that as if it happened in slow motion.
So, after leaving her on the side of the road (just kidding), I had to get another copy. That copy I loaned to a "friend" and it never returned.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OK, that was maybe an obvious sort of pun, but it does reflect just how sprawling this quirky little unfinished gem is. To these ears, "Mr. Read morePublished on August 13, 2005 by James M. Cayon
This is quite a good, quirky release. Not everybodys cup of tea but if you like pop music in the genre of PreFab Sprout, XTC, Squeeze, this one may be for you!Published on October 15, 1998
The Spent Poets is definitely a strange group and their self-titled CD offers a musical banquet of quirky tunes. Read morePublished on August 22, 1998