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SCREAMS FOR TINA - 2003 A.D.
MCD | Strobelight | 2003 | Gothic Rock

TRACKS

Standing In The Rain
Life Of Sin
Ranjipur
Eleven Eleven (Remix)


REVIEW

During the mid 80's Screams For Tina made their appearance on the Californian goth scene with "Strobelight Funeral" - an EP that would become a deathrock classic. Although with the obvious Christian Death and Joy Division influences, they managed to acquire a musical identity and offered hits such as "11:11", "Simple Addictions" or "In Her House". In 1993 they released the self titled album, shortly followed by the bands split. Noone knew anything about them until... surprise (!) 2003 when they released a new EP, simply entitled "2003 AD". It is a true comeback, considering the Screams For Tina sound is unchanged, as simple and clean, direct and rocking. The only problem I have is with the drummachine, different from the old times with real drums(!). Three out of the four songs on the EP are new, and the fourth is a remix for "Eleven Eleven". The hit is, with no doubt "Standing In The Rain", that you will surely get to listen at our St. Vitus Dance parties, not just during the deathrock special evenings (and that goes for all the old hits). I am delighted with the rebirth of Screams For Tina and I hope their activity will last now more than the first time and with more quality offerings!
Mark: 9/10
Internet: http://www.screamsfortina.com/
http:// www.strobelight-records.com/

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