Guestbook › Is there any truth to ejector being re-released?
September 22, 2003 at 6:48 am #1137376bradsearsKeymaster
Somebody just sent me this:
“…I have a question.the 1995´s ejector seat reservation album will be released again by sony.This item will be available on September 30.I went to the website of sony music uk but there´s no detailed information.do you know if the record company will be release the other albums of the band?…”
I did not find myuch on sonymusic.com except this bio I had never seen before:
“Previously known as Shake Appeal, Swervedriver formed at the end of 1989 when Adam Franklin (b. 19 July 1968, Essex, England; vocals, formerly of Oxford hopefuls Satan Knew My Father), Jimmy Hartridge (b. 27 November 1967, Oxfordshire, England; guitar) and Adrian Vines (b. 25 January 1968, Yorkshire, England; bass) moved from the Home Counties to London and linked up with Graham Bonnar (b. 28 April 1967, Scotland) who had previously drummed for British hardcore outfit Ut. The collective’s sound changed accordingly from Stooges-style grunge rock to a more contemporary American stylization – a definition that was hardly weakened by the band’s apparent lyrical obsession with highways, pick-up trucks and several other things Midwestern. In spite of the unfavourable comparisons, Swervedriver and their effects-driven guitars battled their way from beneath the shadow of their supposedly more credible transatlantic counterparts, reaching number 63 in the UK charts with their third EP, Sandblasted. However, Bonnar left in early 1992. By March 1993 his replacement, Jez, had arrived. Vines had also left in September 1992 (later joining Skyscraper), but the bass position was still free a year later. A second album, produced by Alan Moulder, who had worked on the band’s “Never Lose That Feeling’ single, emerged to little fanfare, with the bass parts shared between Franklin and Hartridge. Reverb dominated 1995″s Ejector Seat Reservation, where the new acoustic setting was exemplified by “Birds”, a thinly veiled tribute to the band of similar name. It took the band far afield from their perceived status as England’s would-be grunge band, but proved to be their only release for Creation Records. The band recorded an album for Geffen Records, but were dropped before it could be released. 99th Dream, featuring new bass player Steve George, was eventually issued on their own Sonic Waves Discs label. It proved to be their last album. Franklin subsequently formed Toshack Highway”
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