In 2010 I posted an ep from a rather arcane Orange County, CA outfit dubbed Blue Trapeze. Ring a bell? Anyway, here is what appears to be their first record. Coincidentally or otherwise, Who Were You Then? is steeped in shades of paisley psych-pop, de rigueur for it’s era, with that very strain of musique blossoming full tilt in nearby Los Angeles, spearheaded by such proponents as Rain Parade, Dream Syndicate, etc.
Blue Trapeze’s spin on things was considerably more organic and delicate, faintly exuding the aura of Love’s Forever Changes, particularly that album’s more hushed tendencies. At least that’s what I got out of it, but naturally, your results may vary.
Note: There were some skips on track five, “Projections.” Not much I could do to rectify this, even after cleaning the record, but I do have an alternate transfer of the album from someone else, and I’ve included their rip of that song if you wish to hear an unblemished version.
01. The Day This Life This World
02. You and Me
03. This Fear
04. In the Still Darkness
06. Passion Like Paper
07. Ever Selfless
08. Walk Through the Field
09. Who Were You Then
Articles Origin: Blue Trapeze – Who Were You Then? (1984, Fullspeak)