The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
Spaceship Zero S/T
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This is an album that is to accompany a German cult TV show from the late ’70’s that is to be released as a movie, but, as it turns out it is one of those movies that may not see the light of day. Vancouver’s own Darkest of the Hillside Thickets (herein referred to as DOTHT) were up to the challenge and have created quite a neat little record. In their time DOTHT have resorted to wearing graphic costumes not unlike that of GWAR. The band isn’t near as heavy but they sure can paint an image. The story of Spaceship Zero is that of getting lost in outer space and having to find their way home. This is all caused by the ship’s “Better-Than-Light Drive” that takes them to the furthest reaches of the universe. It’s all about the music anyway and man, are DOTHT creative. They even manage to pull off a song about an algebra equation. Even without the movie premise this holds up as a quality record with some very catchy tracks.
(Divine Industries 2000)