While The Obvious hail from Dayton Ohio and not Vancouver, B.C. (from which most of recent posts originate and to which we will very soon return), there are some superficial connections. First off, I bought this record from Vancouver's legendary Zulu Record back in '91. Secondly, I took a chance on this unknown quantity just because one member of the band was wearing a D.O.A. T-shirt on the record's sleeve, which, as I later discovered, was designed by eighties D.O.A. manager David Lester's Get To The Point Graphics. So while the band's sound is a more of a Minneapolis-meets-Athens, Willfully-Obscure bait (please, Spavid post the 1st Short Dogs Grow LP!) sort-of-thing, the songs remain ringing, tuneful artifacts of '87.
A1 Home 4:08
A2 Black & White 3:07
A3 Suicidal Anne 1:51
B1 Sold Out 1:53
B2 "77" 2:13
B3 Home (For Radio Edit) 4:08
The Obvious "Home" I Wanna Records (IW 02)
Bass – Gregg Johnson
Drums – Tom Vandervort
Guitar – Nick Kizirnis
Lead Vocals, Guitar – John Dubuc
Artwork By – David Lester, Get To The Point Graphics
Recorded at ReFraze Studios Dayton, Ohio (Winter '88 & Spring 87). Thanks to the many people who have made this record possible through their support and guidance. CRANK IT UP GANG!
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