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Ben Thompson, MOJO, September 1996

THE BEST INTRODUCTION TO Sebadoh comes in the form of an 11 minute cut-and-paste manifesto, tacked – without the benefit of a title – onto the back end of 1993's Soul On Fire EP It runs thus: who are this enigmatic Massachusetts threesome? "The lonely band that mutters", "Post-modern folk-core saviours", "Three guys in search of the eternal party". What is their function? "Soul-bare introspection framed with fragile melody", "Tactlessly wielding destructive honesty to protect themselves from true feeling" and, best of all, "Driving dozens of college-age lemmings off the cliff of limited imagination".

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