Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – You Don’t Want To Do That

While it looks like new material might still be a bit away Ned’s Atomic Dustbin appear to be a viable entity. The Stourbridge group officially reformed a couple of years back and their triumphant shows may just lead to their first album since 1995’s ‘Brainbloodvolume’. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin were forever tagged as uncool and received an unfair amount of jeering from the press back in the early 90’s (which, unlikely as it seems, persists to this day). Much of the jibes focused on how the band looked (long sweeping shorts, ankle length hair, skin and bone) and while they weren’t exactly Nirvana it seemed a tad over the top. The ironic thing of course was that their music was far from pants. Debut ‘Godfodder’ might have spawned their most memorable number in ‘Happy’ but it was the follow up ‘Are You Normal?’ that saw them pulling in the most attention. I always characterised the band by their pulsating bass and that point is exemplified by ‘You Don’t Want To Do That’, a larger than life exhibition of molten dynamics. Still sounds immense today, long after the critical faves of the day have degraded to a life of debits and credits. KD

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – You Don’t Want To Do That

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Year: 1992

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