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This Big Hush

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Oil & Gold, the third full-length Shriekback album, is widely considered the band’s highest moment. Released in 1985 on Island Records after the failure of 1984’s Jam Science on Arista Records, Oil & Gold saw the band metamorphose from contemplative to rocking. The addition of Martyn Barker on drums and Lu Edmonds on guitar gives many of the songs an almost punk rock feeling. In many ways, Oil & Gold is the bridge between the old trio of Barry Andrews, Carl Marsh, and Dave Allen, and the new vehicle for Andrews alone. Longtime singer Marsh left the band halfway through the recording, leaving Andrews to take over the vocals. Still, the album’s highlights, including the three opening songs, sung by Marsh, and the minor hit, “Nemesis”, became the band’s signature sound. The... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Turning this night inside ... And the light from you ... All desire

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