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Domino

Galaxie 500

On Fire


deluxe double limited to 2000 copies cd reissue on domino featuring an 8 track bonus cd of all galaxie 500's peel sessions including covers of the sex pistols young marble giants buffy sainte marie and jonathan richman 'on fire' is widely recognized as the canonic pinnacle of galaxie 500's career the artwork conveys this with a lowangle shot of the band looking up towards an amber sky this record marked the realization of their signature sound nowhere is it clearer than on the album opener 'blue thunder' the closest a song can come to waves crashing on a beach in songform lyrically inconsequential with a chorus composed entirely of la's the tracks power lies in a systematic build and break of intensity that reaches a spectorlike climax it is the quintessential galaxie 500 song encapsulating all that was great about the band with the boston trio once again utilizing the bizarre genius of producer mark kramer 'on fire' sounds like anything but the guitars are warm blankets enwrapping dean warehams vocals percolated by the open percussion of damon krukowski and anchored by the emotionladen bass of naomi yang songs like 'snowstorm' 'strange' and 'decomposing trees' have an endless quality without beginnings or ends but rather frozen somewhereon a spectrum of melancholy

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