QUIT MUMBLING: The Dream Syndicate was described to me as L.A.’s version of The Velvet Underground from the 80?s.  Say no more- I’m in.  The band formed in ’81, played a show in Hollywood, made a basement 4-song demo, and overnight grabbed the attention of the L.A. music scene.  In ’82 The Dream Syndicate released The Days of Wine and Roses, an album that could have easily doubled for a VU bootleg, only with a bit more noise and dynamic shifts.  “Halloween” is a gem from the album, utilizing pretty wonderful guitar feedback as a dense surrounding for the dried out Reed-esque vocals.  Enjoy below. MORE

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