Longstocking - Once Upon A Time Called Now
Jealous Butcher Records
Secret treasure of the queercore/riot grrrl era, Longstocking's Once Upon a Time Called Now was, ironically, the recording with perhaps the broadest commercial appeal. It leaps from the speakers, thanks to the immediacy of guitarist/lead vocalist Tamala Poljak's pop songcraft and the sharp angularity and surging energy of the four-piece's rock musicianship. Remastered for turntables, Longstocking's debut is a record of 1997 with 2020 vision. In fact, the title couldn't be more accurate: Once Upon a Time is ready for right now.