Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why don't they make 'em like this anymore?

Lush was a (relatively) short-lived band from London who combined "shoegaze" guitar dynamics (lots of fuzz and feedback) with broad spectrum girl-group harmonies. They reached a peak early on with the song Superblast from the 1992 album Spooky.

I can listen to this 10 times for any track from Nirvana (a band of some note active around that time).


  1. Lush definitely had an interesting sound, especially for the time. To me they all end up sounding the same pretty quickly. I never knew what they looked like - that may change things!

  2. The Lead singer was a hottie. Saw them live in the early 90's. They were pretty good and all, but really don't hold a candle to the likes of My Bloody Valentine

  3. I never really "got" My Bloody Valentine. Sounded a little too mushy to my ears, and I'm a sucker for a hook. I always felt like Lush were on the verge of breaking through to something new, something great, but never quite got there. The whole shoegaze movement kind of petered out. I think there's more to explore there. There are some good bands doing it now, so the MBV influence lives on...