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|The Posies||Primary Artist|
|Jon Auer||Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals|
|Ken Stringfellow||Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tambourine, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Shaker|
|Jon Auer||Composer, Producer, Engineer|
|Ken Stringfellow||Composer, Producer|
Posted October 1, 2010
Through singer/songwriters Jon Auer and Ken Stringfello later aligned themselves with a variety of rhythm sections, much of their 1989 debut, FAILURE, was recorded as a duo. While grunge was being born in the Posies' native Seattle at the same time, FAILURE shows no traces of its influence. Instead, it owes considerably more to the more reflective side of fellow Seattleites the Young Fresh Fellows and to San Fransisco's Sneetches, both in the jangly, '60s-derived, folk-rock-influenced melodies and in Stringfellow and Auer's often melancholy everyday-life lyrics, as on ''The Longest Line'' and the heartbreaking ''Ironing Tuesdays''. Althrough the anthemic ''Believe in Something Other Than Yourself'' is probably the album's best offering, all 12 songs are excellent. Just before the Posies called it quits in 1998, they returned to the same studio, producer, and label that had spawned FAILURE to their farewell album, SUCCESS.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.