Flashes and Cables [EP]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
This EP of reheated cuts from the Love You Just the Same era piles its rock vegetables under the home-fried mash potatoes, douses the mess with whiskey, and uses a pile of old Grandaddy and Pavement records for fuel. Will Johnson's torn-throat singing is wonderfully raw, and Centro-Matic's playing is the perfect blend of dust and distortion diatribe. The title track appears twice, once as a yearning, noisy indie country number, and again in the "Relax/Recline" version, stripped to Johnson's forlorn desert poetry and afterimages of scratchy modern psychedelia. Flashes and Cables is remarkably strong throughout, but its best moment might be "Guillotines Hung Together." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
This EP of reheated cuts from the Love You Just the Same era piles its rock vegetables under the home-fried mash potatoes, douses the mess with whiskey, and uses a pile of old Grandaddy and Pavement records for fuel. Will Johnson's torn-throat singing is wonderfully raw, and Centro-Matic's playing is the perfect blend of dust and distortion diatribe. The title track appears twice, once as a yearning, noisy indie country number, and again in the "Relax/Recline" version, stripped to Johnson's forlorn desert poetry and afterimages of scratchy modern psychedelia. Flashes and Cables is remarkably strong throughout, but its best moment might be "Guillotines Hung Together." While it would be awesome for its name alone, the track is a roaring, passion-filled plea -- it's like a good cry when you're drunk. [The EP also included original video content.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2004
  • Label: Misra Records
  • UPC: 656605502229
  • Catalog Number: 22
  • Sales rank: 183,761

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Centro-Matic Primary Artist
Joe Cripps Guest Appearance, Group Member
Wild William Johnson Group Member
Anders Parker Guest Appearance
Matt Pence Group Member
Mark Hedman Group Member
Scott Danbom Group Member
Will Johnson Group Member
Technical Credits
Anders Parker Producer
Marla Ray Director
Matt Pence Director, Engineer
Kris Youmans Director, Video Director
Will Johnson Composer
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