Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Smackmelon 7" (1992, Mag Wheel)

This curiously named Boston three-piece suit wielded guitar-imbued musculature, not dissimilar to more than one of Bob Mould's lauded power trios, but Smackmelon embraced a contemplative ethos as well.  You won't find a better example of said propensity than the A-side of this wax, "Space Shot," a tune which ponders the Moon landing and such.  Coincidentally or not, frontman Duke Roth bears a likeness to another Beantown contemporary, Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom, and his sinewy fretwork rips a page straight from J. Mascis to boot.  The more uptempo flip, "I'm Not Cool" discernibly seizes the Husker/Sugar reins, without throwing anything too far into overdrive.  Fans of Overwhelming Colorfast will find a lot to love here too I might add.  In addition to this single (copies of which are potentially savailable straight from the source) Smackmelon were survived by an ep and a 1995 full length, Blue Hour.

A. Space Shot
B. I'm Not Cool

http://www21.zippyshare.com/v/kp40mrkk/file.html

6 comments:

Josh said...

Nice.
They actually also have another 7" titled "Sleeper", can upload it if needed.

spavid said...

Thanks Josh. Feel free to send us a link.

Tim said...
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Tim said...

Thanks, this is awesome. Please post Sleeper if you get a copy. If I'm not mistaken (and even though Wikipedia doesn't say so), I'm pretty sure Roth was also a member of the last incarnation of Bullet Lavolta.

Josh said...

Alright fellas, here's Sleeper:

http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/yMUks31O/file.html

spavid said...

Thanks for the link Josh!

I loved Bullet Lavolta too. Those guys beat Black Flag/Rollins at their own game so far as I'm concerned.