Down Colorful Hill (CD)

Red House Painters

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Amoeba Review

Brad 10/26/2012

Red House Painters! The second American band on my list. Red House Painters are from San Francisco. My home for the latter part of the 90s. Down Colorful Hill was released in September of 1992. My first month of college. I think I just picked up this album because it was on 4AD. And because I liked the cover. This album is really like no other. They would go to create 3 more fantastic albums. The two self titled albums were released in 1993. And Ocean Beach was released in 1995. I spent a lot of time with all of these albums. And I think I saw them perform live about 10 different times in San Francisco. This debut album features "Medicine Bottle," "Michael" & "Japanese To English." Medicine Bottle is one of my favorite songs of all Red House Painters songs. It would be high on my list of my favorite songs of all time. It is a long song at almost 10 minutes. And I spent many nights listening to this song on repeat. Red House Painters were know as slowcore or sadcore. The folkier side of dream pop. I soon got into the bands like Low and Galaxie 500 after Red House Painters. This band is one of my favorites. And any of their albums could have ended up on my 90s list. But this was their first.


This album featured in Brad’s Best Albums of 1992 blog.

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