Never sure whether the title of this single refers to Geocities as in the legendary free webspace provider that was responsible for around a billion home-built websites, almost all featuring those early graphical hits of the internet:
The multicoloured rainbow horizontal rule
The animated .gif showing letters flying into a mailbox
According to Wikipedia, the name GeoCities was first used in ’95, so perhaps Ganger were right on the internet’s cutting edge and decided to write a song about a webspace provider. Who knows. If it’s true, it’s never happened again, as far as I know: where are the songs about other online providers? It’s a whole seam waiting to be mined.
On a related note, the cover art of this record is horrible enough to accurately reflect the design nightmares of the late ’90s internet. A shame, as the music contained within is sublime repeato-post-rock that still sounds fresh, smooth and slick. Like an oil spill. Members of the Glasgow-based Ganger went on to form the controversially-named Fuck-Off Machete, as well as Aereogramme. I always liked the band name Fuck-Off Machete: very satisfying. It was a disappointment when they shortened it to just FO Machete. Sell-outs!!!