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Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – God Fodder

15 07 2010

Listened: Thursday July 8

I’ve learned another new term, from the Ned’s Atomic Dustbin Wikipedia entry – Grebo Rock. I didn’t know that was a thing, I guess because it was a UK-centric subculture.

Ned’s is another band I saw way back in high school at BFD 2. I remember them being quite good, and I have a tape somewhere of their performance, which was re-broadcast over the radio.

Ned’s definitely have an unusual sound – they had two bassists, one playing the high end, one the low end, which might have had something to do with why it seems special.

This album has great energy and makes for good work music. It’s like a wave I jump on and ride until the end.

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8 responses

18 07 2010
James

A real blast from the past, hadn’t listened to this in years, (and if you hadn’t reviewed it it probably wouldn’t have crossed my mind). I remember buying this when it came out, along with one of there miriad Tshirts, which I’ve also still got (or what remains of it). Saw them at Glastonbury in 91 headlining after Blur, oh how fortunes change, I most remember John Penney killing a lot of mic stands. Not the greatest band live but what they lacked in musical expertise they made up for with loads of energy. Cracking album, Happy, Kill Your Television and Grey Cell Green were all weekend regulars. Another widely forgotten black country band, it was nice to blow the dust off the old cassette and relive some very happy memories from hammered days gone by.

21 07 2010
emilysalbumsatoz

Is the term Grebo rock widely recognized, then?

23 07 2010
James

Probably not widely remembered, it wasn’t about that long and not many bands got given the tag, it was probably coined by the NME as they seem to have come up with most indie music tags of the time, or at least claim to have afterwards. The main link was that it was Midlands based, certainly Neds, PWEI and The Wonderstuff all started in Stourbrdge, which is a small rural town and certainly they had a different feel and look to those of the Manchester scene and London based indie bands of the time. Good stuff though, I’m not a big fan of The Wonderstuff but PWEI are class and well worth checking out.

23 07 2010
James

Probably not that widely remembered, it wasn’t about that long and not many bands got the tag, it was another indie rock subculture, probably coined by the NME as they seem to have come up with most indie music tags, or at least claim to. The main link was that it was Midlands based and certainly Neds, PWEI and The Wonderstuff all started in Stourbridge, which is a pretty small rural town and the bands certainly had a different feel and look than those of the Manchester scene or London based indie bands at the time. Good stuff though, not a fan of The Wonderstuff particularly, PWEI are class though and well worth checking out.

23 07 2010
James

Probably not widely remembered, it wasn’t about that long and not many bands got given the tag, it was another indie rock subculture, probably coined by the NME as they seemed to have come up with most indie music tags of the time, or at least claimed to afterwards. I guess the main link was that it was Midlands based, and Neds, PWEI and The Wonderstuff all started in Stourbridge, which is a small rural town, and certainly they had a different feel and look to the Manchester scene or London based indie bands of the time. Good stuff though, I’m not a big fan of The Wonderstuff but PWEI are class and well worth checking out.

23 07 2010
James

Whoops, technology and ludite clash, computer or brain error? Probably the later!!!

21 01 2011
China Drum – Barrier EP « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] I haven’t listened to it in probably 10 years. Listening to it now, it sounds a lot like Ned’s Atomic Dustbin in musical style, but unfortunately the sound of the singer’s voice and the treatment of it […]

29 08 2011
China Drum – Goosefair « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] singer’s voice sounds less Creed-y. I forgot I’d already referred to their resembling Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – again that was my first thought upon hearing this […]

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