Mark Harrington | Lather Rinse Repeat

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Lather Rinse Repeat

by Mark Harrington

This 2015 (24th anniversary) remaster of the 1991 cassette release keeps the warts-and-all feel of the original indie 4-track recording, with a little freshness.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Maria Ave. (Demo)
2:53 $0.79
2. Different Steps (Demo)
4:19 $0.79
3. October Traveller (Demo)
2:18 $0.79
4. Heads You Lose (Demo)
2:55 $0.79
5. Free Trade Blues (Demo)
2:32 $0.79
6. Ask Me (Demo)
4:28 $0.79
7. Message (Demo)
1:23 $0.79
8. Finish Line (Demo)
4:37 $0.79
9. The Year the House Fell Down (Demo)
3:03 $0.79
10. Washing Machine (Demo)
3:25 $0.79
11. Life Cycle (Demo)
2:34 $0.79
12. Onlookers 2 (Demo)
1:43 $0.79
13. Glut (Demo)
2:03 $0.79
14. Wear Black (Demo)
2:42 $0.79
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Lather Rinse Repeat is a 'best of' the early 4-track recordings (1988-1991). Although it is meant to be filed under 'alternative', the style variations go from folk to rock, and include some songs with MIDI keyboard instrumentation (which tend to move into the 'pop' zone).

Various Reviews:

[Harrington] performs in a spare, electric-folk sort of style spawned from a wide variety of influences, and has penned some clever lyrics to go with it. A lot of his stuff is very reminiscent of early Rheostatics, though he can change direction at a moment's notice. "Beg to Differ", for instance, sounds pretty darned close to Peter Murphy...

-- Pulse Niagara. Feb. 1994

Peter Murphy planted his tongue firmly in cheek, borrowed a bit of Frank Zappa's sharp wit, changed his name to Mark Harrington, and released Capricorn Flakes.

Not only is the album great to listen to, but its sharp sense of humour -- generally mocking the pomposity of a lot of 'arty' musicians (including himself at times) -- never fails to evoke a chuckle from me.

-- Chaos Review. Feb. 1994

Q: Who the hell is Mark Harrington and why the hell do I want to write an entire article on him?

A: Because of "Message", the last cut on his new, self financed, indie CD Capricorn Flakes (as well as the rest of the album).

-- Exclaim (!*@#). June 1993

Harrington is a strong songwriter... [and] clever, dry lyricist.

Credit to him for designing his own tongue-in-cheek CD packaging and for successfully self-producing his work.

-- Chart. June 1993

...a song called Wear Black from the Capricorn Flakes CD. I must say that's a song that, lyrically, I wish I would have written years ago.

-- CKLN DJ Kevin Press. Summer 1993

Guitarist Mark Harrington plays with a spare elegance that manages to imply as much as it actually delivers.

-- Now. March 1989



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