Adios Reivers, Stick People

By Peter Blackstock. Pulse, late 1991 (?).

The Reivers, who perhaps best personified the melodic rock’n’roll sound that became associated with Austin music in the mid 80’s, have broken up. The band, known during the first half of its eight-year existence as Zeitgeist, released its final album, Pop Beloved, earlier this year on DB Records, which signed the group in ’84 and put out its first album Translate Slowly, in ’85. In between were two albums for Capitol, Saturday and End of the Day, that received critical acclaim and widespread college radio airplay but never broke the band to mainstream success. Band leader John Croslin cited the members’ desire to move on and pursue other interests as the reason for the split.

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