Swervedriver – Duel


Last night’s post had me thinking of my favourite bands from the early 90’s, the guitar led combos that I’ve been comparing the young guns against ever since. Swervedriver were from Oxford and broke at a time when it seemed that that town appeared to be at the epicentre of everything bright and interesting (see also Ride, Radiohead, Supergrass). Even though they officially dissolved in 1999 the original Swervedriver line-up reconvened earlier this year and played some gigs. Given the genius of their debut ‘Raise’ from 1991 and this single ‘Duel’, which followed 2 years later, I’d imagine they would have been events to savour. ‘Duel’ was a single of the year on an NME CD I picked up all those years ago and it has lost none of its incendiary power in the intervening period. This is a stone cold classic in fact, above any critical negativity you care to throw at it. KD

Swervedriver – Duel

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Swervedriver
Year: 1993

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4 Comments

  1. October 22, 2008
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    Son Of Mustang Ford is a stone cold classic. I fuckin’ love Swervedriver.

  2. OFTR
    October 22, 2008
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    I just read you last line and realised that you said ‘sone cold classic’ too.I’m embarassed now.

  3. Anonymous
    October 22, 2008
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    Damn they were mighty weren’t they. Rave Down and Son of Mustang Ford were two of my all time faves; though I remember listening to Ejector Seat Reservation a lot when it came out. Ta for the reminder.

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