Pseudo Echo’s third and final album finds them finding a tougher, more rocking sound, almost coming across like they want to be a wild voice for desperate youth.
With the constant sound of crunching and whining guitars, this is a record of corny, pretentious songs, although some are reasonable in themselves, particularly on the first half, "Over Tomorrow" being the highlight. But the lyrics are sometimes painful, with rebels ready to “Take On The World” and be “Runaways”, while a man pumps gasoline because he’s “got to feed his wife and pay the rent” (do they think they’re Springsteen?) while he’s “Searching For A Glory”. And when the finishing “Eye Of The Storm” opens with the lines, “The world we live in is a violent place, and that’s a fact we’re gonna have to face”, one can’t help but yearn for the band’s first two, vastly superior releases.
Through all this, Brian Canham’s fine voice is as good as ever, and the album's heart seems to be in the right place, but, I'm sorry, it's hard to get past lines like. “So if you take the world apart, hearts will be broken/Don’t let the revolution start, Gaaarrd will have spoken”. Oh boy… Not the best finish for one of the leading bands of the Australian new wave movement.Rated:
by Reviewer: The Doctor