The Earthmen Call Home

Just teenagers when these albums were recorded Melbourne, Australia’s The Earthmen (singer Scott Stevens, guitarists Aaron Goldberg and Nick Batterham (doubling on organ), drummer Glenn Peters and bassist Eric Prentice) borrow freely from the sounds of 80’s Australia/America and combine it with 90’s production values and the occasional 60’s freak out.

Their debut, 1993’s, Teen Sensations is made up of singles thrown together for America. At times it’s contemplative and quiet, at times it breaks out into discordant rawk. The music isn’t ground breaking… rather it’s refreshing and familiar at the same time. Just what a good pop song should be.

1994’s Rise & Fall of My Favorite Sixties Girl finds the group attempting to move beyond the youthful exuberance of their debut, but with only mixed results. The song Brittle manages to sound both innocent and sophisticated at the same time, while Figure 8 is Brit-pop at it’s most boring.

Teen Sensations (Seed, 1993)

Playing Time: 36 minutes 11 seconds

Teen Sensations

1. Cool Chick #59 (3:14)
2. Stacey’s Cupboard (5:03)
3. Blonde (3:02)
4. Momentum (4:34)
5. Encouragement Kiss (2:45)
6. Roll (3:12)
7. Too Far Down (3:43)
8. In the South (4:39)
9. Flyby (3:16)
10. Elephant (2:43)

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Fall and Rise of My Favorite Sixties Girl (Seed, 1994)

Playing Time: 23 minutes 8 seconds

Fall and Rise of My Favorite Sixties Girl

1. Figure 8 (3:55)
2. Brittle (3:35)
3. Fall and Rise of My Favorite Sixties Girl (3:01)
4. Things That Worry Grown-ups (7:00)
5. Tell the Women We’re Going (3:53)
6. The Language of You and Me (1:44)

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