The Boo Radleys – Learning to Walk (1991)

Since I didn’t have time to transfer any vinyl this week it’s another selection from my dwindling pile of shareable CDs.  Don’t think I’ve brought these guys up before.  Learning to Walk isn’t a proper Boo Radley’s album, rather a compilation of early ep tracks, which came in handy back in the twentieth century when import cd singles were $10-$12 a pop.  Uggh.  Anyway, the Rads didn’t really come into their own until their blissful third album, Giant Steps arrived in 1993.  Nevertheless, I was fascinated with their nascent dream pop fixation, which played out quite well in the early ’90s.  If you’ve ever wanted to investigate their lazy, hazy shoegazer era, Learning… and their second LP, Everything’s Alright Forever, would be a good place to start (and for that matter end I suppose).  You’ll find some sublime tunes here – “Kaleidoscope,” “Sometime Soon She Said,” and even a distortion-savvy rendition of Love’s “Alone Again Or.”

01. Kaleidoscope
02. How I Feel
03. Aldous
04. Swansong
05. The Finest Kiss
06. Tortoiseshell
07. Bluebird
08. Naomi
09. Alone Again Or
10. Everybird
11. Sometime Soon She Said
12. Foster’s Van
13. Song For Up!
14. Boo! Faith

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