This record didn't sink in with me right away when I first bought it (note the original Brass City Records price sticker up in the corner, which I tried to peel off unsuccessfully 20-plus years ago), but luckily I still had it filed away when sometime later I read a review of "Coca Cola & Licorice" in Forced Exposure. The review basically said, "Didn't strike me at first, but now I can't stop playing it", so I pulled the record out again, and whaddya know, the guy was right. Hopefully a few plays right now will help lead you to the same conclusion:
"This here is a motherfucking jam." *college-rock speak so that you'll get it
Of course, Death of Samantha went on to make some incredibly rocking LPs for Homestead (a couple of which I still have, so get ready for more of that action later), which, along with the primo "They Pelted Us With Rocks and Garbage" compilation, really jump-started the whole Cleveland thing for me. I eventually owned something like 8 of the first 10 singles on St. Valentine, and CLE bands like Starvation Army and the almighty Prisonshake became some of my all-time favorites.
Now that I think about it, that was one of the few times reading Forced Exposure ever did me any good, even.
Death of Samantha -
"Coca Cola & Licorice"
"Listen to The Mockingbird"
(these files are now listen-only)