Thursday, April 17, 2008

THE UNKNOWN: Everclear - Sparkle and Fade - Disc 2

For those of you who read my blog know I can sometimes go days without doing a post. Most of the time, the posts are themed to big releases for the week. April 1st (no joke) saw R.E.M.'s new CD hit shelves, therefore we dedicated a week to them. But this week saw a very minimal release schedule. Granted the new Neva Dinova is definitely worth getting excited about but there just wasn't enough material to do a fair list. Therefore, the only other appetite wetting artists was Everclear. No...not the alcohol Everclear...that's appetite erasing. But the 90s grunge band, led by 75-year-old Art Alexaxzisfeihsaois. Who, despite the general consensus, haven't always sucked...Fire Maple Song was good. But this week they are releasing an album of covers. Which always has an intriguing factor. Only Everclear found a way to screw it up. Most of the covers are old B-sides that have been around for major yawn.

I was going to try to do a best of list...but didn't have the patience to weed through all their crap. Instead, a hidden gem that is surprising good.

Here is Everclear - Sparkle and Fade - Disc 2 (live acoustic):

1. Heroin Girl
2. Summerland
3. Annabella
4. Sparkle
5. Heartspark Dollarsign
6. American Girl

Buy the new Everclear album (The Vegas Years) if you dare....

1 comment:

Chris said...

truely, i think by this point everyone hates everclear... except for maybe me possibly you and a few others. i truely love their old stuff, up until so much for the afterglow... for a while that album only had a few songs i liked at first i aboslutely loved it then the radio got a hold of it and made me really dislike it... but of the last few months i've been really diggin' it and has been one of my favorite everclear albums to listen to. i found this disc you posted at princeton record exchange and it truely is a gem.. attached to a piece of shit album. as well is the electric one. thanks for keepin' the faith alive. later