Kendrick’s Essential Albums ( In his head anyway) #5 Fretblanet- Junkfuel (1994)

Fretblanet were an powerpop band from Stourbridge, England.

A bit like Bush at the time, they got more attention in America than the UK which was in the throes of Britpop.

They had a 1997 with the song “Into the Ocean” and second a second albums called Home Truths From Abroad but seemed to vanish after that.

Originally I got this on tape along with some other crackers like a couple of The Mission Albums in 1997. I played it to death,  especially loving Song in B, Junkfuelled and 1941. Both albums I have on cd.

You may notice in my posts that I remember everything about when I get a album. I seem to be able to recall everything about that magical moment I find a album.

Kendrick’s Essential Albums ( In his head anyway) #4 UMA Fare Well (1997)

Now I can’t find anything about these guys at all!! This is one that appeared and vanished. Am I the only person that has a copy?

UMA had three members:

  • Chris Hickey Vocals and Guitar
  • Andy Kamman Drums and Percussion
  • Sally Dworsky Vocals Guitar and Keyboard.

Recorded in LA during later end of 1996.

The song is a acoustic rock vibe, with many of the songs sharing vocals of Chris and Sally, mending the songs together.

Again I wonder how a album this good just vanishes……..

Uma- Fare Well
Uma- Fare Well

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Kendrick’s Essential Albums ( In his head anyway) #1- Self- Sublimial Plastic Motors

Here I will highlight some of my favourite albums and what is essential for me.

I would be interested to hear what is essential for you.

At various stages I have owned more than one copy of this album. When I saw it cheap I would buy so that I have some I could pass on to friends to discover for themselves

I first came across this album in tape form in 1997 in a bargain bin. Like many of the early albums I found the cover was what drew me in.

Self_subliminal_plastic_motives_front

What can I say, every song on this album rocks on every level but highlights are:

  • Sophomore Jinx
  • So Low 3:48
  • Marathon Shirt
  • Cannon

Even better news is while looking at this on Discogs to create a link for you if you wanted to buy, I have found that it has been released in vinyl..SOLD!!!

http://www.discogs.com/Self-Subliminal-Plastic-Motives/master/444925

Also check out the other albums as well, Gizmodgery was recorded using only kids musical instruments. It has the great song Trunk Fulla Amps as well which I will link on here.