“The Days Of Wine And Roses” by The Dream Syndicate - album review

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TJR says

Debut album from the Californian quartet named after La Monte Youngs’ mid 60s experimental drone ensemble that, at one time, featured John Cale amongst its contributors. They leave those particular neo-dada source aesthetics at the door, but Steve Wynn does channel down into Lou Reed’s guitar jangle and vocal drawl, whilst bassist Kendra Smith even steps forward for a 'Nico' on “Too Little, Too Late”. This is an album which serves as a clear conduit between the VU and the entire indie pop genre that was just about to explode via The Smiths, and for that it's justly lauded.

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A1 [03:32] 6.7.png The Dream Syndicate - Tell Me When It’s Over (Steve Wynn) New Wave
A2 [03:30] 6.7.png The Dream Syndicate - Definitely Clean (Steve Wynn) New Wave
A3 [03:13] 6.3.png The Dream Syndicate - That’s What You Always Say (Steve Wynn) New Wave
A4 [04:07] 6.0.png The Dream Syndicate - Then She Remembers (Steve Wynn) Proto-Punk
A5 [06:10] 6.7.png The Dream Syndicate - Halloween (Steve Wynn) Proto-Punk
B1 [04:15] 7.5.png The Dream Syndicate - When You Smile (Steve Wynn) New Wave
B2 [06:50] 8.8.png The Dream Syndicate - Until Lately (Steve Wynn) New Wave
B3 [03:27] 6.5.png The Dream Syndicate - Too Little, Too Late (Steve Wynn) Moodcore
B4 [07:34] 7.5.png The Dream Syndicate - The Days Of Wine And Roses (Steve Wynn) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

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