Play 90 second soundbite of 'Committed To Wind' @ 'CD quality'
It's raw and it's laid bare but what Aliens do is pretty compelling; there's an excitement and honesty that normally emanates from the speakers when Aliens are on the deck and these two great tracks are no different. Hints of grunge mixed with a looseness of punk combine with pop/rock sensibilities to result in a commercial if somewhat grubby but hooky sound. There's nothing too clinical about Aliens music and if the double 'A' single doesn't prove that to you then the three bonus tracks will. Recorded live at CBGB, 'Reflex Motor', 'High Priest Break Down' and 'Watch And Learn' dish the Aliens dirt with a warts'n'all display of grim-rock - this is what you get, this is Aliens pure, simple and honest!
Now, I know some out there won't go for Aliens lo-fi meanderings rather preferring a polished and sublimely finished end product - all whistles and bells, mixed and produced to the hilt. But, that's obviously not the way of Aliens - Aliens give it out real, in the flesh, proper rock'n'roll and actually benefit from the lack of studio finesse and digital enhancement. Aliens play rock music as it's meant to be; with the guts, grime and gore still hanging of its battered and bothered 'body'.
'Committed To Wind' and 'Stow Away' combine to give the listener a true rendition of Alien rock'n'growl; like it or not you have to admit that it's not trying to deceive anyone with clever studio embellishments of cover-ups, a very true to 'live' offering that pulls no punches but can still hit hard.