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.
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……..
What is it about this song I love so much (shhhhhh don’t tell anyone…crap I just did)
Now this song takes me back to listening to Rick Dees and the Weekly Top 40 in the mid 90’s. I was and still am obsessed with this song.