Review Of ‘Heavy Machinery’

Released in 1995

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-courtesy of Jim Santo’s Demo Universe

Gloff’s third cassette, now re-released on CD with the rest of his back catalog, was the first one he made after moving into his own apartment and coming out of the closet. “This new-found freedom, coupled with the claustrophobia of living in a small New York farm town, made this album edgier than the previous two,” writes Jeremy in his very informative online discography. That becomes clear immediately, as Heavy Machinery opens with a burst of sputtering electric noise and the urgent loathing of “Almost Sunday”: “And all I wanna do Is make you hate me Then maybe you will not violate me I climb on top of you And then you rape me.” Tough stuff, but Gloff’s songs are rarely an easy ride.