Record Review: Wussy's 2005 "Funeral Dress"
A trip through the Midwest and the ashes of failed relationships.
Note: For this year’s project, I’ve taken on the challenge of reviewing 100 new (to me) records. This is the latest in that series.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I used to joke that the Midwest & rust belt was one giant state. A place where the only thing that ever changed was the license plates.
Then I moved here.
There are very real differences, and people leading very real lives.
Wussy is from Cincinnati, and every bit an Ohio band. They might be from the big city, but this is music from the Ohio where the day ends with a beer on the front porch, and where most problems can be solved by a long drive in the country.
It’s where you get asked fewer questions when you’re in a truck.
2005’s Funeral Dress reads like vignettes from a broken relationship. And it’s hard to tell if they broke up or gave up.
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