Alternately reviled, worshipped, misunderstood, analyzed, interpreted,
revisited, forgotten, revisited again, bought, sold, and bartered on eBay,
the Dream Syndicate’s second album, “Medicine Show” was just reissued
Water Records and this will be the first time the record has been
available in almost 20 years.
The new edition of the album will feature a brand new master that
bandleader Steve Wynn has called “The closest I’ve ever heard to the sound
I was hearing from the speakers when we were making the record” as well as
the complete 1984 live EP”This Is Not The New Dream Syndicate
Album…Live!” as bonus tracks and liner notes by Wynn and David Fricke.
I hope you’ll take the time to check out the album and consider covering
with a feature (Steve Wynn is available for interviews) or CD review. If
you need a copy please let me know.
Says Peter Buck, whose band REM took the Syndicate on tour in the US for
two months following the record’s release, “The sound of the Medicine Show
is the sound of a band road tested and battle ready. It’s also the sound
of a band fracturing at the seams– and the tension shows. Combined with a
great batch of songs, this is an Exile On Main Street for the ‘80s. Blood
drips from every note.”
The record was produced by Sandy Pearlman (Blue Oyster Cult, The Clash) at
the fabled Automat Studios in San Francisco in 1983 and originally
released in April 1984.