I distinctly remember my excitement at the release of this 3rd full-lengther from the Luckas.
As such, often the quirkier and difficult-to-play-live tracks tended to get the most attention.
On here that was probably the sway-worthy Snug, the blink-and-you-miss-it Jennifer Jason, and the silly Off With His Cardigan.
In the clear light of hindsight, it is the big inner suburban indiepop gems that shine now.
Track after track on here could form the soundtrack for a series of montages in some low-budget, slacker fest. A Housewarming, a tramride (Day in the City) , some park shenanigans (Frisbee), an airport scene (Twenty Two), and then some Mini golf (Putt Putt), it’s all there for the taking:
This felt like a time when the band would never run out of ideas. I introduced a variety of folks to this band over the time, and most came away smiling at tales of librarians (“with the heart of Danielle Steel“), and sad bastards who sit around all day in Carlton pubs (Macintyre).
File under: Worth at least two in the bush