Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fudge - 20th Century Masters: The Singles Collection (1992)

This is a timely follow-up to this weeks post for Fudge's The Ferocious Rhythm of Precise Laziness album, something of a lost shoegazer classic, at least in my book. All nine songs here were ripped straight from the original singles, and six of them were rerecorded for Ferocious Rhythm. Fudge not only absorbed the dream-pop fundamentals from their British originators, there sound was also a wink and a nod to bands closer to their Arlington, VA home turf, including Edsel and Velocity Girl. "Oreo Dust," "Pez," and "Drive" (all of which would appear on the album) remain as some of my all-time favorite American indie pop songs, and believe me, that's saying a lot. More Fudge related posts to follow. Here's the track info:
Bomb Pop ep (Brilliant Records)
01. Oreo Dust
02. Mull
03. Pez
04. Inez
(Bus Stop Records)
05. Astronaut
06. Drive
(Super Fly Records)
07. Wayside
08. Girlwish
from Neapolitan Metropolitan V/A 7" box set
09. Montpelier Train Station


evr said...

Hey Spavid, did you forget the Engine No.9 single of "Sleep" / "Waterfall". Fudge before Fudge? I have it if you need it. Let me know...

spavid said...

That'll be coming next..and then some.

Jersey Joker said...

Oh, Hey, Spavid --

Nevermind all my previous requests, FOUND it all! This is fantastic!

At work now, will dl when I get home.

Peace out.

jfisk said...

Any chance of re-upping this? Thanks in advance!