Swervedriver

Mezcal Head

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Record Label
Music On Vinyl

About this item

Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge.

Mezcal Head is their second album, originally released in 1993. The album includes their most successful single “Duel”, which was awarded NME’s Single of the Week. The album turned out to be one of the hottest albums in 1993 and was recognized a masterpiece from start to finish of vintage dream-pop/shoe gaze on AllMusic with a 9/10 rating.

Mezcal Head was ranked at number 265 on Spin’s “The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)” list. Alternative Press also ranked it #39 and #90 on their “90 Greatest Albums of the 90s” and “Top 99 Albums of ‘85 to ‘95” lists respectively. Pitchfork Media ranked the album #10 in their list of the top 50 shoegaze albums in 2016.

Finally, for the first time since its original release in 1993, Mezcal Head is available on European soil. 

STAFF COMMENTS

Andy says: Incendiary combination of power, rhythm and melody made this one of the best albums of 1993. Superb stuff.

TRACK LISTING

"For Seeking Heat"
"Duel"
"Blowin' Cool"
"MM Abduction"
"Last Train To Satansville"
"Harry & Maggie"
"A Change Is Gonna Come"
"Girl On A Motorbike"
"Duress"
"You Find It Everywhere"

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