This artifact isn't exactly in keeping with the theme of Thanksgiving...but what are you gonna do about it? From the looks of their Myspace page, the Clay Idols called Los Angeles home, and at one time featured future Bad Religion drummer Bobby Schayer in their lineup. In fact, Bobby's brother Steven fronted the Idols, yet they couldn't be further removed from that aforementioned hardcore juggernaut. Nope, this quartet's flavor of choice was acoustic-laden alterna-pop, all contemplative and such. Falling Down Backwards exudes a certain weariness hinting that the band were wont to pluck a page or two from Bob Mould's Workbook, without resorting to anything totally derivative. Coincidentally, Steven Schayer's timbre bears a strong resemblance to Lotion's Tony Zajkowski, but only would someone with a lot of time to listen to obscure indie rock would draw that parallel. Falling... was available on CD, but this rip was taken from wax.
01. This House's River 02. Flower Thief 03. Bells Are Ringing 04. It Can Only Get Colder 05. Speechless 06. Another Bad Day 07. Straight Line to a Clear Head 08. Best Part of Bad Weather 09. Fortune In a Wishing Well 10. Freedom Bridge 11. outro