1986
Label: Rough Trade - Rough US 26 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Download What Am I To You? - Agitpop - Back At The Plain Of Jars

Hitching up with Rough Trade and taking their band's backyard punk aesthetic out on tour, the members of Agitpop released a second album that saw them bloom into full glory as a rhythmic juggernaut, cutting, pasting, and doubling back on themselves in a full extension of their love of the Minutemen and second-wave U. Leaving behind the overt political barbs of the band's debut, Back at the Plain of Jars dives into a social agenda, and its first side is the best music this sadly underappreciated trio ever made.

The rhythmic communication is often astounding -- fans of Agitpop 's live show in the mid-'80s will recall the band members stopping dead in the middle of a contorted jam to pound furiously on homemade percussion contraptions that each had stationed nearby -- and the hyper cover of Lipps, Inc.

Average" all kick serious rump. The band's subsequent set, Open Seasonsmoved into wider-screen territory and hit some What Am I To You? - Agitpop - Back At The Plain Of Jars great heights in the process, but understanding of the Agitpop modus operandi was essential to its enjoyment, which makes Back at the Plain of Jars the best place to fall in love with this beguilingly inventive band. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

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