The Shouting Stage
1988: A&M CD 5211 DX 003416
I was first given a cassette copy of this by my Ex around the time the album came out, and it still holds a definite lock on that time in my mind. Why its so hard to find a copy of it on CD, I do NOT know. The title song and Words are a little close to the bone for me but extremely good songs, and Straight Talk is just a gas. The whole album carries a feeling of the heat of that Seattle summer, the apartment where I lived, the sunsets, everything. Its a dangerous listen that way.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.