13 October 2011

X-TAL Everything Crash 1992

By request


by Steven McDonald

Rough-edged guitars, electric folk elements, and a cynical vocalist spitting out literate, ironic lyrics that tell stories, air concerns, and come up with surprises in terms of content. It was too musically and lyrically smart-ass to appeal to the mainstream programmers, which is a bummer. The band had an agenda, talent, and brains, and the result is an excellent album that makes the brain dance. Unfortunately, barring an EP in 1993, this was the last hurrah for X-Tal.