“Duel” – Swervedriver
I spent 30 minutes or so yesterday watching a bunch of bad videos from the early-to-mid 1990s. And I mean bad in every way. They were poorly produced in their original form and had been uploaded to Youtube in terrible quality. Good songs, horrible videos.
This popped up as I was working through that list. Fortunately it’s not of terrible quality, because this is one of the great semi-lost tracks of the decade. And the album it comes from, Mezcal Head, is a must for lovers of mid-90s alt rock. It’s one of those albums that should have been massive, but got released a touch too late as the alt rock revolution was crumbling and bands who made more radio friendly versions of the genre were taking over. Which is a damn shame, because it is a forgotten classic.