Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sugar Drive 7" (1994, Honeychain)

I bought this one for the cover - heck, the damn color scheme alone for that matter.  Passing judgement by Sugar Drive's moniker alone, I was expecting something in the dream pop arena.  The closest similarity to that particular realm might be a band like Smashing Orange (remember them?).  Both songs exhibit no small quotient of swirly guitars, but the emphasis is much more fixated on the groove.  Sugar Drive exuded the whole Madchester psyche-rock motif, but spared us from the druggy overtones of the Happy Mondays and Brit accents.  I'm pretty certain this quartet was stationed in the Los Angeles area.

A. One Time
AA. Bumfuzzle