GALAXIE 500 'On Fire' LP
Galaxie 500 formed in 1987, when grunge was becoming a major factor in the US music scene. But the sound these three Harvard graduates produced was completely at odds with the fuzzed-up power of their peers. Even on their finest hour, On Fire, Galaxie 500’s music is subtle and slow burning. It doesn’t reveal its secrets immediately. The group’s stripped-down sound invites inevitable comparisons with The Velvet Underground, The Feelies or even Built To Spill, particularly their self-titled third album. But Galaxie 500’s individual approach produced some of the most haunting and original rock music of the era....
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