Vigilantes of Love – Slow Dark Train Predux!
From Bill Mallonee – Here’s why this album is important: Something bright and affirming was taking place inside of me and in the band that was Vigilantes of Love.
It’s been 15 years since this version of VoL recorded these demos. How do they strike me now? In some ways this was the most important record I was to ever make. All the resources had been stripped away. All the “props” of label, management and radio had dissolved (remember it was 1996, kids.)
Well, it’s a funny thing: These songs, the “life blood” of a plucky “Lil’ band that could,” still sound fresh, full of wide-eyed vitality and conviction. 19 songs were demo-ed “LIVE” over 2 days. This is volume 1 of a 2 Volume set. (There are 2 previously unreleased songs here in this batch; 3 more in the next Archive Series instalment.)
Ed Note: Very cool song from this era of VOL. Take a listen to the full album at Bandcamp.