Album Review

Pylon – “Chomp More” – [Dfa Records]

Max Level   5/3/2010   B Library, CD

Hey, remember the spare, jagged, Athens, GA sound of Pylon’s 1982 record “Chomp”? Well, here it is again, re-mastered and re-released in 2009 with some bonus material (alternate mixes, etc) that never got out before. I don’t know if the record was re-issued as a tribute to Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley, who passed away in 2009, or if it was going to be coming out anyway, but whatever the reason it’s a good chance to revisit (or discover for the first time) what this influential band was up to nearly 30 years ago. The final track is a slow, dubbed-out sound collage that originally came out as a limited release B-side. It’s pretty rad, and different from everything else here.

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