Second Skin (#4 Fall 1992, Alyssa Isenstein)
"`Steady Goes' is a
neat little song that dances like kids around a Maypole. `No.2' sounds sort of
like Talking Heads might sound if they were a really good indie rock band. This
single is a great document of another splendid band that dares to call New York
College Music Journal ( 11/20/92, Deborah Orr)
combines cotton-mouthed, Sebadoh-y vocals with busily swirling guitars and
simple, insistent riff, whirring cheerily in mid-air like a little hummingbird.
`No.2' is even sweeter, its rhythm stuttering and halting while the guitar
Rockpool ( 12/01/92, Mike Lee)
"`Steady Goes' is an infectious `60
British psychedelic-influenced rocker replete with spooky vocals and stiff
guitar play. The B-side, `No.2' (still got that Wire fixation, eh?) has more of
a pop sensibility than the former, and again has that driving rhythm guitar.
Speaking of which, both sides succeed at being good driving songs. It's just
too bad I don't own a car."
Billboard ( 11/28/92, )
"Dueling guitars give the song crazy rhythms
and cool melodies, while hazy, doubletracked vocals and bubbly bass put the
power in this pop. Easily absorbed into the memory, but elusive enough to
require multiple listens."
Outlet (#? Spring 1993, Trev Faull)
"This quartet featuring John
Tanzer from The Giant
Mums and it's a real snake driving getting into top gear with its dual
guitar interplay. This is a super whiz of a 45."
Baby Sue (#12 Spring 1993, Don W. Seven)
This, the third single from
Airlines, is a pure pop delight. "Steady Goes" (the A side and my favorite)
features a myriad of electric guitars that will have your head reeling and a
happy little tune that'll have your toes tapping."
Your Flesh (#27 Summer 1993, David Sprague)
"John Neilson's Joy
Division-meets-the Astronauts "Steady Goes" has several legs up on the
annoyingly mannered Another Green World crib contributed by Tanzer, but the
atmosphere--at once more dank and less hermetic than previous outings--finally
gives non-Gothamites a hint as to the Airlines' not-inconsiderable live