Fretblanket - Better Than Swimming ep (1990, Neck Mohican)
In 1994 Fretblanket made minor ripples on alt-rock radio
with a stunning melodic blast in the form of “Twisted,” suggesting what an amalgam of
Swervedriver and Neds’s Atomic Dustbin might have amounted to. It appeared on an album dubbed Junkfuel, but truth was,
“Twisted” dated back a good four years prior. You can hear it in it’s
original incarnation here, along with three other likeminded cuts of fuzzy noisepop. The concluding "I'm Going to Buy a Hang-Glider" was also recut for Junkfuel.