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Podcast Episode
Season
Thirteen
number
642
Type
Album Review
Post Date
2/14/2023

Letters To Cleo

642 Wholesale Meats and Fish by Letters To Cleo

Wholesale Meats and Fish

Label
Giant
Release year
1995
Producer
Mike Denneen

After scoring a top 10 single on their debut album, Letters To Cleo followed it up with more power pop rock that deserved a bigger audience

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Coming off the hit "Here and Now" from their debut Aurora Gory Alice, Letters To Cleo followed-up with the equally catchy Wholesale Meats and Fish. Lead single "Awake," with it's handclaps and catchy hook by lead singer Kay Hanley, is just one of many power-pop adjacent tunes that lean more towards the noisy side of the genre inhabited by The Posies and Matthew Sweet. But to pin down LTC would be a mistake, as the opening ripper "Demon Rock" demonstrates, or the sixties-infused "Little Rosa" demonstrate. The band packs a nice sonic punch, even when diverging from comfortable sounds for quieter moments that are hit and miss.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Fast Way
  • 14:44 - Demon Rock
  • 21:08 - Little Rosa
  • 27:27 - Acid Jed
  • 32:13 - I¬†Could Sleep (The Wuss Song)
  • Outro - Awake

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