submits to the despicable "soak the diehards" practice in the U.K. for only the second time. The first single off King
, "Now They'll Sleep," had the same (great) B-sides in all formats, but as for "Seal My Fate," Belly
supporters will have to purchase two different CDs and a 7" to get all the new recordings. Fortunately, as with the other time they did this ("Gepetto"), they give more value than most. First of all, EP number one has three more B-sides that are preferable to the bulk of King
, especially the exuberant "Diamond Rib Cage." "Spaceman" is sort of like "Sweet Ride," charming in its acoustic base, and "Think About Your Troubles" is wonderfully whimsical. Suggestion: Buy or borrow the seven non-LP tracks and five live songs from the last two singles, and put them on a tape with the four best cuts off King
(i.e., the two singles, "King," and "Puberty"), and you'll have a far-better follow-up to Star
than the admittedly decent one they released. Way better.