Trending
MOST READ
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Best River Walk Restaurant

Best River Walk Restaurant

Best of SA 2012: 4/25/2012
Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Guide: It’s almost summer, which means that your government-subsidized free daycare (aka public school) goes on hiatus thanks to an archaic allegiance to a rural agriculture economic system that hasn’t been in play for decades. What to do with the wee ones whining 5/21/2014
How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

Screens: See if you can spot the common thread that is pulling at the seams of the Texas film industry. On NBC’s The Night Shift, a stock-written staff... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Aural Pleasure Review

Harvey Milk: The Singles

Photo: , License: N/A


Consisting of tracks compiled from 7-inches, splits, compilations, and live bootlegs, this reissue presents a cross-section of early- to mid-career Harvey Milk; and while some of the material on this release represents the band's greatest work (if the track "I Don't Know How To Live My Life" doesn't get your blood moving, you might want to check your vitals), other tracks merely offer closure for completists. Since multiple releases are represented, the collection covers a lot of ground, from the glacially paced, Swans-tinged wait-for-it avant-sludge of "Yer Mouse Gets My Dander Up," to the classic rock infused "Jimmy Page's," to the aforementioned "I Don't Know How." There's even a fuzzed-out cover of Mozart's "Greensleeves" with lyrics appropriated from "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" (it works, and it's mind-boggling). A pair of live bootleg-quality recordings towards the end of the record are easily skippable. While not the most palatable record for the uninitiated Harvey Milk listener, The Singles reveals a huge slice of the band's timeline from their obscurity in the '90s to their well-deserved post-reformation success a decade later.

★★★ (out of 5 stars)

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus