When I first put this on the turntable and started to hear the strumming guitar, I thought..Ah, this is going to be average at best, but to my surprise it gets progressively better throughout the six song play list. Bitter Pleasures was a Madison, Wisconsin band who fit squarely into the indie power pop classification with their incorporation of strong melodies, guitar riffing and tight vocal treatments. There’s a combination of up-tempo and mid-tempo numbers with “Respect For Silence” and “The Collision Within” being the standouts…A point of interest on this one - Butch Vig of later Garbage fame was one of the recording engineers on this obscurity…Private pressing…Out of print…
SIDE ONE my my my respect for silence idler’s lament
SIDE TWO the collision within guilt reaction for a little while
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