“Sun Doesn’t Love Me” / “Sugar Mountain” (Zero Hour)
by Joshua Brown
The label Zero Hour has a shaky reputation among participants of this mag because of its association with boredom pop. Space Needle are not boring pop. They’re one of the most satisfying and challenging bands around, and if the pop’s there, it’s anything but ostentatious. Space Needle’s strength is based on the apotheosis quality of specific songs, not on their consistency of entertainment. Some of the songs kinda blow even though you know you’re “supposed” to be in awe of their depth, such as “Sun Doesn’t Love Me.” Then again, there are songs like “Sugar Mountain” that just have a way of making you feel complete. I felt the same way with “Rosemary” by the Grateful Dead.