EXIT CONDITION: Days of Wild Skies: LP

This was originally released in 1990 on Meantime. Some of you may go, “Ahhh… The label that gave us early Leatherface, HDQ, Sofa Head…” Yes, and Exit Condition fit in there rather well. Punky pop rock that looks inward. At the time, this was out of the ordinary, and somewhat a breath of fresh air. I can remember the times well and I did like this stuff. But my tastes are much different than they were twenty-two years ago, and this isn’t something I will listen to over and over in a single night; maybe every so often on a rainy afternoon. But if you like early Leatherface, early Snuff, and Three (Dischord band that featured folks from Gray Matter and Minor Threat), you will definitely like Exit Condition. The music is poppy—but there’s a strong rock undercurrent—and the lyrics are not sappy, self-indulgent emo garbage. This is more real and honest and relatable to anyone who has a soul. Not all the songs are keepers, but you can not deny the greatness of a song like “10,000 Lights.”

 –M.Avrg (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.com)