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667 Open Up & Croon by Glide

Open Up & Croon

The Hypnotized Label
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Paul McKercher

Jangly American and Australian indie rock meets UK shoegaze and dream pop on Glide's 1995 debut album Open Up and Croon

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The story of Glide is one of potential cut short with the death of lead singer William Arthur before the end of the decade. Commanding a voice with equal parts sneer and croon, the appropriately titled debut Open Up & Croon from 1995 manages to fuse a variety of sounds into a coherent vision. Jangly acoustic guitars accompany fuzzed electrics and a potent rhythm section across the twelve tracks that range from the uptempo title track opener to a wide array of moods, from the Westerbergian "Why You Asking?" to the more dramatic twists in turns on the back-half of the album like "Caterwaul" and closer "Picking At Your Paws."

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - He Sees A Way
  • 14:30 - Caterwaul
  • 18:21 - Line
  • 21:59 - Why You Asking?
  • 27:43 - Spin Doctor
  • 31:36 - Open Up and Croon
  • Outro - Something

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