Rolling Stone album review: Eddy Current Suppression Ring – ‘So Many Things’, December 2011

A short album review, published in the December 2011 issue of Rolling Stone.

Eddy Current Suppression Ring 
So Many Things (Fuse)

Garage rockers collect odds and sods in one place

A collection of this Melbourne band’s out-of-print singles and other rarities, So Many Things is a fine starting point for those who haven’t yet been charmed by Eddy Current’s addictive garage punk rock. Most of the 22 tracks here are so rare they’ll be new to most ears: gritty slow-burner “Demon’s Demands” might be the best ECSR track you’ve never heard; the title track is a hilarious rant about a failed relationship, while “Hey Mum” is a touching tribute to the singer’s mother set against characteristically trebley guitar tones. When they’re on, ECSR are among the best rock bands in Australia.

Andrew McMillen

Key tracks: “Demon’s Demands” [embedded below], “Precious Rose”, “You Let Me Be Honest With You”

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