Reason #375 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: High Land Hard Rain

High_Land,_Hard_RainIf it wasn’t for someone putting the song Oblivious on a mixtape for me sometime during 1983 I doubt I’d have bought the parent album, High Land Hard Rain. Thankfully someone did, and I have never stopped listening to this album; more so this year due to the re-release of it last year. There are some top-notch pop songs on here, all written by Roddy Frame when he was 16 or 17, I believe, such as Walk Out To Winter and We Could Send Letters.

Most fans consider this the high water mark of Aztec Camera’s career, and it’s hard to argue that point, even if Frame has released many fantastic albums since (not least of which is the very underrated KNIFE).