Last modified on October 4, 1995.
The Curtain Society "Chelsea" is a crawling stadium rocker with loud U2 guitar and anthemic chorus. It [sic] this were all they had to offer, I'd dismiss them entirely, but the b-side and a track or two from an album sampler we also received show they have a few surprises. "All Over You" is a great dance club song. The frantic rhythm bass work is outstanding as is what sounds like a distant distorted violin. 6 lilies [out of 10] - bn
Slow... and... wavery... guitars... and... plodding... drums... accompany some rather dreary Machester-tainted vocals. Should "Chelsea" be the A-side? Roger, Ron and Jeff make The Curtain Society much more interesting on the B-side, "All Over You." which is a sort of early Cure bass line mixed in with mid-80's Cure B-side grunginess and I can even hear swashes of Psychedelic Furs in places. The Curtain Society have been around since 1988 and their production shows it, but the overall sound hits home somewhere far between gothic and danceability. 5 lilies [out of 10] - pm
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