Delay after delay plagued the release of Sweet Jesus' debut LP...it was so long ago that I can't remember all the details, but I think at some point the band just gave out free downloads to those of us that had pre-ordered. I'm odd, and in some cases I don't want to listen to the songs until the vinyl arrives, and that was the case with the Sweet Jesus LP. Unfortunately, it took so long for the record to arrive that by the time it got here, I no longer gave a shit, and couldn't muster up the interest to pay it much attention.
As I worked my way through my vinyl backlog for the blog, and was preparing to write this post, I was forced to finally give the vinyl a spin.
Okay, I knew the album was going to be good, but once I sat down with the record and finally paid attention I was surprised with just how good it was. For the Pat Flynn comparison...if you threw You Destroy Yourself into a steel cage death match with Have Heart's Songs To Scream At The Sun, this Sweet Jesus record would be the only one walking out alive.
Still, regardless of how much I liked this record, when the REV exclusive yellow vinyl was made available, or when Atomic Action made the orange vinyl available in their store, I couldn't be bothered to buy more fucking copies. A choice that I may someday regret, but for now, I just don't have the money to keep pouring into this record.
Because of the extended delays with the record, the label included a special Sweet Jesus flexi for those that had waited the longest with pre-orders. All the cool kids had one included with their order, and if you didn't get one, you were a giant loser.
Pretty cool flexi with Sweet Jesus doing a couple of covers. Void on one side, and In My Eyes on the other.