Thursday, August 17, 2006

More 90's Brit Pop

So it has been awhile since I posted anything new. (very busy with a new job and about a thousand things to do around the house) So for my triumphant return I present you with two bands from England that released albums in the 90's off the excellent Creation records imprint.

Adorable made one excellent album then dissappeared. Here's what I know. 1) They were from England even though the band members' name seem Scandanavian. 2) They released a second album that flopped. 3) Their first record AGAINST PERFECTION is the perfect mix of Shoegazer rock and Echo and the Bunnymen style singing. "Sunshine Smile" is a wonderful pop song with a great guitar intro. "Glorious" is very remiscent of mid 80's U2 and "Homeboy" is probably the best song on the album with an absolute kick ass bass line. All in all, fun stuff

(mp3) Adorable -- Sunshine Smile

(mp3) Adorable -- Glorious

(mp3) Adorable -- Homeboy (highly recommended)

On the other end of the spectrum are the Boo Radleys. This band, named after a character from To Kill A Mockingbird, released a ton of albums throughout the nineties drawing from various style including Beatlesque pop, shoegazer, regaae and punk. The brainchild of guitarist Martin Carr, the Boos had no real success in the states but quite a UK following. their 1995 album WAKE UP! was a radical departure from the early work and was full of very bright, upbeat songs that turned off many hardcore fans. But after a few listens the album really grows on you. "Wake Up Boo!" is pure fluff but in a good makes you wanna dance kind of way. "Find the Answer Within" is just out and out pop and a great song even 10 years later.

(mp3) The Boo Radleys -- Wake Up Boo!

(mp3) The Boo Radleys -- Find The Answer Within

BTW...a few days ago I witnessed the most boring baseball game known to man. I know what some of you might be thinking, aren't all baseball games boring and I will answer that at another time. Lets just say that even though my LA Angels beat the hated Yankees I actually contemplated taking my own life afer 3 1/2 hours just to have something to do. More on this later...

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