One Last Wish: Michael Hampton, Guy Picciotto (vocals, guitar); Edward Janney (vocals, bass); Brendan Canty (drums).
Recorded at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, Virginia on November 6-8, 1986.
A document of the beautiful, short-lived urgency of the phenomenon known as One Last Wish. The fleeting and desperate nature of the band's existence emerges in this, their one and only recording, made in the few months they were together in 1986. The sound is like a hybrid of all the elements of their other musical projects -- sort of a logical extension of where Rites of Spring's latest material left off, mixed with what Happy Go Licky and Fugazi would later do. Guy's poignant and stirring vocals are as fierce/delicate as ever, and the music is churning, well composed, and compassionate all at once. And yet there's something else to this music -- some feeling that is indescribable, something that can only be felt. ~ Blake Butler