8.24.2011

Lush - Desire Lines

Thanks Switch Killa for the shoegaze ... I'll have to follow with one of my favorite shoegaze bands - Lush. Lush, with a line-up of Meriel Barham (vocals), Emma Anderson (guitar), Miki Berenyi (guitar), Steve Rippon (bass), and Chris Acland (drums), burst onto the scene in 1990 with the single Sweetness and Light. Having produced four major albums, they split up in 1998 after their drummer, Chris Acland, committed suicide. Desire Lines is great for going to sleep by. At 7:30 long, the song goes through a range of emotions, builds to climax starting at 3:46 with one of my favorite guitar breakdowns ever, then settles back down.