Credit: Roch Parisien
Release: Condition Blue
Over an uneasy nine-year, seven-album alliance with a sales-driven music industry, Fish has never taken the easy way out with a lyric. Condition Blue was inspired by a nervous breakdown Fish experienced towards the end of 1990. The album's barefaced and literal songs express Fish's observations as he worked to claw his way back to sanity.
She's A Yo-Yo
erupt in frenzied bursts of
driving guitar and feedback. Other numbers like
Still & All
have a slow, glacial, beautiful, gothic
sound. The highlight in this department is
gorgeous tribute to science fiction writer Harlan Elison.
Over it all, The Jazz Butcher intones deep, resonant
melodies, seemingly in calm control but always bordering
the precipice that gapes just below the surface.
Source: Compact Disc Connection