"Sandy Denny and Ozzy Osbourne had a baby, and they called it the 3Ds"
Researched and compiled by Bruce Russell (Dead C) The 3D's Early Recordings 1989-90 is exactly that: a selection of tracks from the Dunedin band's formative years.
"Whatever they played it seemed with the deliberate attitude of turning it upside down and giving it a good shake. Anyone can play properly, they seem to be saying, what takes real imagination is to play it wrong and persuade your audience that is right and their best moments are poised somewhere between beauty and chaos, sliding from the sublime to the cacophonous - all in the space of a few barsÉ.twenty years later it still sounds dangerous." -Nick Bollinger, "The Sampler" - National Radio
"Like some weird antipodean spawn of The Pixies...At the band's heart is the dueling turbo guitars of the two Daves, whose raucous guitar lines peppered with feedback was an aural assault that is as refreshing to hear now as it was back then." -The Dominion Post, four stars
"It's the demos that the most intriguing though, like Denise Roughan's lovely coy turn on Fish Tails that's offset by the harrowing discord elsewhere, and Evil Kid is devilish and rowdy lo-fi." -New Zealand Herald