Vic Bondi never followed the easy way but unlike Bob Mould and Ian Mckaye he got scant credit for ground broken. In 1991, Jones Very (they were named after an American clergyman and poet and contemporary of Emerson) released a lean, raw and primal e.p. called Trains of Thought. The clash of noise and melody would get driven into the ground in the ninties but listen to how, long before all that, the sudden folk-rock flourishes on “Ideas New Tomorrow” and
“Fugitive Time” create a roaring contrast with the Vic’s sandpaper vocals and roughshod guitar.
A beautiful noise – dig in.Trains of Thought
JV ended here and the and 1994's New Life For Lies features some fleshed-out studio versions of songs from Radio Waves.
New Life for Lies