Cardiacs - the seaside - Playlist Archive - Steven Wilson

Obviously the projection of this uncomfortable uncool was an important part of the band's design; they looked as though they probably weren't from around here and they sounded that way too. That many of their tunes were full of killer pop hooks fuelled by a kind of manic, uncontainable joy, both made sense and seemed to contradict their visual aesthetic. It was all part of the essential enigma that reeled me in to begin with, and as strange as they look, I can't help but ponder how even more incongruous they would have appeared had they turned up onstage normally attired before launching into such off-the-wall music.

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