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Those Were Different Times

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Those Were Different Times

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Music
Current Status:
In Season

We gave it a B+

These 29 tracks from three defunct Cleveland bands (Mirrors, Electric Eels, and Styrenes) document a scene that was so far underground few suspected its existence. Recorded at a time (1972-76) when taking cues from the Velvet Underground earned derision instead of status points, these songs presage punk, new wave, and lo-fi with dead-on accuracy. Those Were Different Times is recommended to those who love the sound of bombed-out bohemians at play. B+