Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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.

01. Twisted
02. Captain Invisible
03. 28 Feet Tall
04. I'm Going to Buy a Hang-Glider

4 comments:

Jason Moriparty said...
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Jason Moriparty said...

if anyone has junkfuel i'd love to hear it, this is my first time hearing this band. this is awesome

Unknown said...

The 2 Fretblanket albums are favourites of mine. I've never been able to find much about what happened to them.

Unknown said...

The 2 Fretblanket albums are favourites of mine. I've never been able to find much about what happened to them.