They'll be our Mirrors, reflecting what Cleveland r'n'r truly achieved in those oft abused 1970s. Retrieved from the same Velvets salt mine that gave us the Dead Boys and Pere Ubu in that time, recent CD releases of fugitive recordings from the previously barely heard Rocket From the Tombs, Mirrors, Styrenes, and Electric Eels have revealed the reach of that always shifting collective of hiptrons who scooped up spilled guitars from Cleveland's freeways as the '70s rear-ended the stalled '60s. All bands noted above were linked by personnel overlaps, sometimes via the nexus of legendary flameout Peter Laughner, though (don't say "the") Mirrors were always primarily Jamie Klimek's brainchild. He seems to have regarded Lou Reed less as the dark-angel auteur celebrated elsewhere on that scene than as a regular-guy role model who'd made rather basic vocal and guitar skills into rock 'n' roll of the spheres. A few early Klimek songs did echo the Velvets, but then Mirrors crack'd (especially as bassist-keyboardist Paul Marotta came aboard) into glowing shards of what would later be called... More >>>