Here's what the critics had to say about "SOFT DRINKS FOR
"Creative, thought provoking, intelligent lyrics reflect on the
dark reality of the pain and despair that exists in our society...
AOC write poignant songs about what they see by the Light."
WHITE NOIZE #23
"This is uplifting and refreshing...alternative music...Get your
hands on this and absorb this before the rapture happens!"
"Thom and Garth have given us their best songs and music to date.
...a simplicity full of anger and a shaking fist at injustice and
lack of commitment from the listener...There exists a healthy
indignation and anger that things aren't right with us who hear
these songs and by implication who hear God's word...I love this
tape and recommend ya get a copy."
THE CUTTING EDGE
"This third independent release from aBSeNce of cERaMicS...shows
growth in all the right places. Songwriters Thom Inglin and Garth
Kolbeck both come up with energetic, guitar-driven progressive
dance tracks, as well as a few more relaxed, '80s folk/rock tunes.
And their lyrics are as direct and snappy as ever."
"... a stunning cassette of original stuff...`ANGER' is an
VOL. 18 IS. 91
released June 1, 1989
aBSeNce of cERaMicS is:
THOM L. INGLIN:
Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Harmonica, Drum Programming, Keyboards
Bass, Vocals, Guitars, Drums
additional music friends:
the great K. J. WARNER: Drums on "November Sixth" and undying devotion
BENNETT GRIFFIN: Drums on "Burning Sensations" - See, I said it!
NRBQ: For their dynamite version of the Bonanza! theme
BRUCE COCKBURN: For "Nicaragua"
Jesus Christ, for giving us the only life worth living!
Elizabeth for the layout, for cutting all those soda cans, to her husband Tom for allowing this to go on.
Steve for letting me use the drum machine for so long.
Mike Delaney - man, what can we say? Hope you're just as pleased with this one!
Both sets of parents - sorry for waking you up so late at night so much.
Chuck for encouragement and for running the masters.
All the friends who wrote, bought tapes, and encouraged us when we really needed it.
Thanks to Pam for a great almost two years. I do love you.
Garth thanks everybody, especially Dot!
Produced by Thom L. Inglin, except "Hold" and "Avalanche", produced by Garth Kolbeck
Recorded between April 1989 and June 1989 either in Thom's room or in Garth's room on a Yamaha four-track cassette recorder
"Burning Sensations" recorded July 1988 at Stardust in Trenton, NJ
Track 1 engineered by Chuck
Tracks 2,3,4,6,7,8 engineered by Thom L. Inglin
Tracks 5 & 7 engineered by Garth Kolbeck
all songs copyright 1989 crass music
This cassette is dedicated to Tammy, November 6th, 1988, NJ Turnpike
You can't argue with dead people
They don't don't have much to say
They don't talk,
But they don't ever go away...
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