me thinks i could make a strong argument that swervedriver were one of most important bands to come out of the 90′s. actually they never made it out of the 90′s cause 99th dream was their last record which was released in 1998. thats all semantics though, cause the point is during their time together they made what i would consider 4 classic records, and yeah im even including the much underrated 99th dream. they often get clumped in with the likes of my bloody valentine and the whole shoegazer crowd, which is really unfair cause swervedriver records were/are actually listenable. sure in mbv’s case loveless is considered by most to be an essential listening experience, and i wouldnt deny that, but god damn if mezcal head or ejector seat reservation dont deserve the same tag. actually, after all of that i would probably be too tired and drunk to argue and just give into pavement being the most important band to come out of said time period.
well…. the man behind all that awesomeness, adam franklin, has a newer record out with his band bolts of melody which is called i could sleep for a thousand years. maybe its just my ears, but its the closest thing post swervedriver that comes as close as replicating aka being as awesome as his swervedriver days.
buy i could sleep a thousand years via amazon and while youre there, pick up any swervedriver record.