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I just got "downward is heavenward". Dang, overall, it's better than You'd prefer an astronaut. And, that is saying something.

Amazing. I think they might have my favorite recorded guitar tone ever. Classic gear boosted, played loudly, miked a bunch of times, triple tracked, with chorus.

I think I based everything I've ever written on "stars".


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Wed May 16, 2018 6:57 am
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With a review like that, I had to buy a copy... just purchased on eBay. :rawk:

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But when the hour is nigh, and the lights are low, and I got a little toothpick of a shwag joint in my teeth, and my friends want to hear me play "Into the Void", or "TNT", "or "Cemetery Gates"...I plug my 600 dollar guitar into my 150 dollar amp, and I am a Rawk gawd.

Wed May 16, 2018 7:06 am
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I've loved the album for a long time. Like since 2004 when I first got into them. I remember "Stars" off You'd Prefer an Astronaut when it was first came out on the radio in the 90's, but it wasn't until the early 2000's that I got into them. I think Downward is Heavenward is actually a stronger album than You'd Prefer an Astronaut, even though I love that album just as much.

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My buddy who played drums in high school loved them, I thought they were OK. Time to revisit :call:

Wed May 16, 2018 7:43 am
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