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The Smell of Incense — Why Did I Get So High?
(September Gurls SGs17, 1995, 7")

by Henry Schneider, Published 2017-04-27

Why Did I Get So High? Cover art

Here we have the second single from The Smell of Incense. While these three songs pay homage to 60s psychedelic music, it doesn’t have the magic of their debut CD All Mimsy Were the Borogroves. "Why Did I Get So High" is a bit intriguing with its harpsichord ostinato and "Coming Down" does have its moments with strange synth sounds. But I don’t feel compelled to sing along as I do with their other singles "I’m Allergic to Flowers," "The Smell of Incense," or "A Visit with Ashiya." This single does not represent what they can achieve. If you want an introduction to this group seek out their CD or other singles. This single is only for the completist.

Filed under: New releases, 1995 releases

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