13 March 2020
Today 25 years ago today, 13 March 1995, awesomely cool Britpop band ELASTICA,
led by the charismatic frontwoman Justine Frischmann – co-founder of glam rockers
Suede and ex-lover of its frontman Brett Anderson and Blur’s Damon Albarn – released
their, self-titled standout debut LP filled with highly punky earworms. Here and there
the Wire and The Stranglers echoes were pretty obvious. But hey, who cares these girls rocked irresistibly. The album topped the UK charts. It was the fastest-selling debut
album since Oasis ‘Definitely Maybe‘ the previous year. Hallelujah!
Pitchfork wrote: “With its pithy, searing songs about sex, groupies, and ennui, the self-titled 1995 debut from Elastica captured the whirlwind of the early-’90s Britpop explosion… Elastica’s first album packed 15 loud and fast tracks into 40 minutes. They had no interest in mimicking Blur’s droll eclecticism or Suede’s orchestral glam… They blended the jagged guitars of Wire, Buzzcocks, and other English punks with the pop hooks of American new wave acts like
Blondie and Talking Heads.” Full review here. Score: 8.5/10.
– LINE-UP –
– WAKING UP –
– CONNECTION –
– STUTTER –
– CAR SONG –
Full album on iTunes