Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sun Dial - Bad Drug - Fairground

Today we have some modern heavy psych from Britain. These guys remind me of a more Detroit sounding Jesus & the Mary Chain. Buzzy, swirling and heavy guitar riffing on the 1st cut and some mellower action but still buzzy guitar on the 2nd. See, I have this thing with guitars....

lifted from wiki:

Sun Dial (occasionally spelled Sundial) is a British space rock band formed in 1990 by Gary Ramon.

The precursor to Sun Dial was Ramon's the Modern Art, formed in the mid-'80s with a loose lineup that never played gigs but did see the release of two studio albums. Ramon disbanded the group out of a desire "to make a more live-sounding group that could go out and play".

The band gained prominence after the release of their first album, Other Way Out, which quickly sold out its initial run through word of mouth alone. The album was near-universally praised in the independent music press, winning several awards and accolades. However, the album saw little popularity among mainstream critics and radio stations as their authentic '60s psychedelic sound was out of fashion at the time.Other Way Out remains popular to this day in the psychedelic and prog rock communities, and has gone through eight reissues since its original release.

Subsequent albums have explored many branches of psychedelia, including space rock, acid rock, stoner rock, neo-psychedelia, and psych pop. Their music has been compared to, influenced, or praised by prominent artists such as Monster Magnet, Nirvana, Spiritualized, and Spacemen 3. Sun Dial in turn were influenced by the '60s and '70s psychedelia and hard rock of Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, the Stooges , Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, as well as the drug-influenced "Madchester" sound of the Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, and Happy Mondays

Sun Dial - Bad Drug

Sun Dial - Fairground

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