The Plague Of Locusts - Get Some Trousers Like These

Tuesday 1st October 1991
The Plague Of Locusts - Get Some Trousers Like These

RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Mini-album

Reviewed by Dave Massey

The best thing about this album is the title. None of the tracks lived up to my expectations of some decent indie - pop songs that it conjured up. The female vocalist was weak and certainly not helped by some poor songwriting. The west coast, Shakespeare Alabama feel regretfully only surfaced occasionally on tracks like "Brand New World" (Excellent song by the way TPOL) which needed only a bit more guitar work and the vocals strengthening to turn it into a song that could knock anything else in the genre into a cocked hat. More often than not though the good bits were overshadowed by rather predictable synth work and unoriginal backing vocals. The classic mistake of not listening to what the other members of the band are playing results in burying the guitar/drum groove on "Love Me" which could have made the song something special (along with a few lyric changes). Potential for the future certainly if more thought is put into musical direction and the songwrit-ing, so I am sure that this rating will not apply in the future.

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