Thursday, May 07, 2015

Recently-Acquired Vinyl LP of the Day #15: The Teardrop Explodes 'Kilimanjaro.'

Today we present the fruit of a most welcome investment, not for the first time, in The Teardrop Explodes’ mighty & magnificent ‘Kilimanjaro’, as majestic as the mountain whose name it takes, an enduring masterpiece from the cusp of the 70s-80s, of its time yet transcending, whose charms never fail to work their magic, an LP chock-full of fabulous surreal psychedelic pop that on numerous occasions does indeed ‘go crazy’ (that bonkers, battering reading of ‘Books’, for instance), transporting the listener (or this one, anyway) to a better place & more semi-detached headspace, as comforting as it can be mildly unhinging, which can never be a bad thing.
As it has proved to be once again for yours truly, this should be an essential addition to any record collection.

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