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Avoiding – John Henry West

From the 3/12/93 compilation which i thought for the longest time was titled “Not For The Lack Of Trying” because that seemed equally as apt a name for a comp as it did a band. And every copy i’ve seen of this record has the cover folded with their photo as the front. In tribute to and declaration of my favourite song of the four i have it folded with the John Henry West photo as the cover, so everyone knows whose side i am on. It might have been intentional, it might have been not, but Mr. McClard made it possible to value one band over the others with this packaging idea. Pick your favourite. I have thought (too often for something so inconsequential as this) about rotating the cover regularly, giving shared exhibition and honour to each of the four bands on the record, but this song is just too damned good.

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