Giant Mums, "My Uncle Hates
Me" b/w "Tractor Feed"
catalog number QX004-7. Recorded at Fun City, NYC, by Wharton Tiers.
"Tractor Feed" was recorded on September 7, 1991. "My
Uncle Hates Me" was recorded on February 1, 1992.
(#7 November 1993, Jamie Mowder)
"The Giant Mums sound, if anything, is a very restless mix, shifting
from tense guitar layered over hyperactive drumming, to spacey and
cerebral interludes with an acoustic feel, to the brooding psychedelia
of the B-side's 'Tractor Feed'. All in all, this is in keeping with
the brand of unusual, well-made and eclectic music that we've been
seeing from Quixotic these days."
Press (#69 4-94, Dave Segal)
"The a-side has a long instrumental opening that recalls the
coiled power of Mission of Burma and guitar tonalities of Daydream
Nation Sonic Youth. This abruptly changes to a pretty pastoral passage
worthy of Meat Puppet's Up On the Sun. The whole thing climaxes with
an over-driven fuzzed-out groove you could wind-surf in....they know
much about the algebra of noise, melody and dynamics."
Maker ( 3-19-94, Michael Bonner)
"...an unruly slice of punk distinguished by some inventive guitar
Could Do Worse (#1 Summer 1994, Mark Lo)
"The A-side has tight drum rolls and scratchy guitars amidst
an overall murky sound. Then there's a folky, lackadaisical verse,
before the tune revs up once again, culminating in a call-and-response
shout, 'My uncle hates me/Who cares!' The flip is slow, droney pop
that might be forgettable were it not for some excellent guitar work
reminiscent of Karl Precola's with early Dream Syndicate, and, again,
some scant but well-placed vocals. The Mums are approaching something
good. The upcoming album should tell us whether they got there or
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