10"-ers are pretty cool, but this one blows. I'm probably quicker to seek out hooks than your average 'youth crew' dude (oh, man, you should see me laughing sometimes while I write this bullshit), which makes me generally disposed to liking pop, but only when it has a bit of a knife edge to it. Sappy turds like The Summer Suns, they're just not getting there the right way. This is the kind of 'paisley psych'-leaning, vaguely 'literary' stuff that I was already fed up with back in the '80s, mostly because of the annoying guys in Beatle boots wearing Sonny Bono-type shag haircuts who stood around the record store all day telling everyone what the 'good music' is. Get lost, hippie. If you're looking for Beatle-esque hooks that aren't sappy, someone like Matt Gouette pisses all over this shit. This 10" somehow fetches upwards of $40 on Discogs, though I can't figure out why.
The Summer Suns -
"Brighter Than The Sun"