Monday 20 December 2021

Fear Of Flight - Fear Of Flight (1990)

Okay, we're pretty excited about today's tape - for purely nostalgic reasons. We probably could have asked more directly and found a copy years ago, but we stumbled across a copy at the flea market yesterday and squealed with all the teenage excitement that our old man bodies could muster. 

If you've been following us for a while, you might remember a post from 12 years ago, featuring the Soft Tips.  We were huge fans of that band, even before we realized that the band was related to Fear of Flight - who we clearly remember from back in our teen years at Western Canada High School. Fear of Flight played a battle of the bands thing on afternoon, with a set of tight late-80's college rock (and maybe a cover of the Cult's "She Sells Sanctuary"? That's where the memory gets fuzzy).

So, we've finally got the tape, and it's pretty reasonable - but we're comparing it to the Soft Tips, and that's a lofty bar. There are a handful of covers tacked on at the end of the tape, and it's their last, 54-40's "I Go Blind" that's probably the best hint to their sound (definitely more so that their slightly anemic cover of the Clash's "Should I Stay Or Should I Go").

Relive our high school days here!

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