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3.26 | 16 ratings | 1 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Love Is America Spelled Backwards (3:10)
2. Jeb And The Haymaker (3:05)
3. Fairy (4:29)
4. The Squid (3:38)
5. Dante Dangling From A Noose (2:45)
6. Jack Frost Junior (4:25)
7. Pinto Award In Literature (2:10)
8. Soot On The Radio (3:23)
9. Watercolour Grey (4:58)
10. Sharron Sours (5:04)
11. D.I.Y. Tranquilizers (4:11)
12. Fruitcake And Cider (2:35)
13. Atomic Stroller Helps None (1:24)
14. Bottomfeeder (5:46)

Total time 51:03

Line-up / Musicians

- Brent Oberlin / vocals, electric & acoustic (9,14) guitars, violin (2), synth (4,6), sampler (4,5,9), piano (8), keyboards (12), e-percussion (8,12)
- Paul Enzio / 6-, 7- & Classical (13) guitars
- Christopher Lee / acoustic (2,10,11), lap steel (2), fretted & fretless (1,4,6,8,12) guitars, keyboards (2,7,13), piano (3), bass (7), programming (13)
- Herb Ledbetter / fretted & fretless (1,6,14) basses
- Jared Bryant / drums, percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Brian J Ames

CD Metal Blade Records ‎? 3984-14101-2 (1996, US)

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THOUGHT INDUSTRY Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by siLLy puPPy
COLLABORATOR PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams
3 stars Back in the 90s i was eagerly awaiting the release of a new THOUGHT INDUSTRY album after falling in love with their first two whacked out takes on progressive metal. I knew they wouldn't simply repeat their sounds of the previous albums but when I finally got this and put it on I was extremely disappointed. They tamed their sound so much they sounded like an average alternative rock band with progressive leanings. This is pretty much when I wrote them off and moved on.

After listening to this many years later, I have to say that this album isn't as bad as I remember, however it is still falls way short of winning me over like their first two albums. The titles live up to the surreal Thought Industry standards but that is where the similarities from previous works end. While songs like "Jeb and the Haymaker" have some interesting sounds, most of the tracks are a little underwhelming for my standards of this band. For me this is a hit and miss assortment. For those who thought the first two albums were just a little too wild, they might be more into this than I am.

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