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Classic Album Review: The Catheters | Static Delusions and Stone-Still Days

The Seattle foursome keep things noisy and sloppy on their chaotic sophomore set.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


The Catheters seem to enjoy a little creative chaos in their work. A little madness in their methodology, if you will.

Exhibit 1: The packaging of their second album Static Delusions and Stone-Still Days is deliberately defective, with misaligned printing, a misfolded book and a misshapen tray card. That’s perfectly in keeping with Exhibit 2: Their equally sloppy sound. Following a trail of bread crumbs that lead back from Mudhoney to The Dead Boys to The Stooges, this Seattle foursome bring the noise in the form of simplistic post-grunge beats, serrated guitar assaults and a singer who desperately belts out every tune like his time is running out. Perhaps that’s because it was — word is this disc was recorded in one mammoth 36-hour session. Chaos in, chaos out.