But side two, the ostensible flipside, is totally different and one of the best examples of the meshing of that Emocore "genre" with its opposite partner of the era, Pigfuck (for lack of a better term - that Wire/Big Black/Squirrel Bait /Rapeman/Didgits eggcetra eggcetra shit)... I got no idea who Craig Olive is or why the song is entitled "Lives of Saints No. 135 (Naked Wife)" but I'm sure someone thought it was a good idea at the time.
Whatever, this song don't let up and they have to fade it out (early in my opinion) to get the room desteamed.
"Lives of Saints No. 135 (Naked Wife)"
- Some recently blogged rememberances of 1986 by vocalist Bob Shick (via TuningforkMedia)
- Honor Role German fan page
- Trouser calls them an "insider's post-punk saviour"
Every good rock collection deserves some HR.
And while Craig Olive (and Homestead) are long out of action but these songs and many other good ones from other albums (Rictus being their best) are still widely available on the retrospective Album (that's the name). Here's some froogle prices for ya.