5/3/12: Swervedriver

No time like the present. I decided to knock out the playlist right away. Tonight’s show was spectacular as always.

The special feature tonight was alternative rock band Swervedriver. Swervedriver (from Oxford, England) is rightly regarded as one of the best of the original shoegaze bands from the 1990’s.  In my opinion, Swervedriver stands alone. They have a distinctively muscular and psychedelic-like sound that transcends any specific classification. Swervedriver only released 4 full length discs but had many B-sides and EPs. I played a little bit of it all. Rumor has it they are recoding a new CD. This is great news. Swervedriver’s reputation as a great band has only continued to grow over the years.

Geek moment. Back in 2010, I was fortunate to meet Adam Franklin (leader of Swervedriver) at the Earl in East Atlanta. He autographed my copy of Mezcal Head, their greatest disc, and one of my all-time favorites.
Rock & roll radio is still going strong. Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell somebody. Here is the playlist. The Fuzz Factory – Cutting Out The Crap Since 2002!

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About A Girl – Nirvana

My Love For You – The Dirtbombs

Way Out West – Verbena

Country Yard – The Vines

Suck Magic – The Toadies

Exhausted – Foo Fighters

Missing Pieces – Jack White

Rocket Queen – Guns N’ Roses

The War On Wisdom – Melvins

The Future Rock (We Got It) – Brant Bjork

Only Shallow – My Bloody Valentine

When I Was Yesterday – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

I Love You – Spacemen 3

Sci-Flyer – Swervedriver

Behind The Scenes Of The Sounds & The Times – Swervedriver

Lead Me Where You Dare – Swervedriver

Duel – Swervedriver

Blowin’ Cool – Swervedriver

Scrawl & Scream – Swervedriver

Ejector Seat Reservation – Swervedriver

She’s Beside Herself – Swervedriver

Seize The Day – Adam Franklin

Last Train To Satansville – Swervedriver

To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey

The Act We Act – Sugar

Tea Bag – Brad

Breathe – Black Mountain

Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins

People Of The Sun – Rage Against The Machine

Two Babies In The Dark – Bad Religion

Song For Igor – Mike Watt

Double Vision – The Ponys

It Returns – The Greenhornes

Half Awake – Maids Of Gravity

Everybody Knows A Little Bit Of Something – King’s X

Death Prayer In Heaven’s Orchard – Howlin’ Rain

I Ain’t Hiding – The Black Crowes

Less – Ben Harper

Love Trooper – The Cult


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