What does it sound like?:
I won’t pretend there’s much new here for the casual listener to The Afterword’s seminal run of reviews threads: they’re classics for a reason, and there can be hardly a fan amongst us who hasn’t at some point punched the air while yelling “WHOAH-OH-OH! Tony Blackburn’s Motorway Jams!” as that unmistakeable intro kicks in. The Afterword has never set much store by pushing the boundaries for its own sake, and with quality like this, who cares? Bargepole’s mic-flailing stage moves give way inevitably to Lodestone’s foot-on-monitors riffing in the middle eight, the sound of “Did you really have to write this” echoing epically as Chiz steps up to share Lodey’s mic, Bargey piles in with a resurgent roar and the entire thread crashes gloriously into the amps and tumbles offstage in a mass of thrilling recrimination. Crowd. Goes. Wild.
What does it all *mean*?
You can reissue the classics as many times as you like. Some things never get old.
Goes well with…
Might suit people who like…
– Watching Lodey and Bargey do their Jets v Sharks thing.
– The fireplace scene from Women In Love