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Swervedriver - Mezcal Head ((Vinyl))
Swervedriver: Adam Franklin (vocals, guitar); Jimmy Hartridge (guitar); Jez (drums).
Additional personnel: Stewart Dace (saxophone).
Generally considered to be Swervedriver's masterpiece, 1993's MEZCAL HEAD finds the British shoegazer act in fighting form, proving that not all acts associated with the style were more concerned with mood than muscle. In fact, it's no surprise that frontman Adam Franklin and the lads were sent on tour with bands such as Soundgarden and Smashing Pumpkins around the time of this album's release, since Swervedriver could dish out guitar-fueled rock with the best of them, as evinced on the hard-charging "Duel" and the fiery "Blowin' Cool." Though the ensemble never broke through to wider recognition, Swervedriver is well represented by MEZCAL HEAD, an underrated early '90s alt-rock classic.
- RSD Release Date: DDD
- Genre: Rock