You're gonna laugh at this (or Jim Testa will, at least), but I thought this record was pretty cool when it first came out. I even once owned the original Ecstatic Peace pressing, too, which I bought before SST picked it up and re-released it-- that's how ahead of the curve I was back in those days *cough*.
Suprisingly enough, Forced Exposure gave this a decent review, even throwing Lyle Hysen's tagline from a review that he'd written for Thurston Moore's zine, Killer, "These bitches rock!", right back at them. Admittedly parts of this record sound borderline inept, but Lyle was in Misguided, which was a big part of the record's charm-- seeing the back cover photo of Das Damen at Maxwell's in their studly rock poses, all Partridge Familied-out, knowing they were a bunch of ex-hardcores just a couple of years earlier.
"Tsavo" isn't really a song, just a few seconds of backwards tape, the point of which I've never really figured out ("Ovast"?), but "Trick Question" rocks pretty hard in a circa-'86 Soul Asylum sort of way, which isn't bad. "House of Mirrors" is pretty good, too, plus the mumbled/spoken word breakdown right in the middle of it is always good for a laugh.
Das Damen -
"House of Mirrors"
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