Monday, October 22, 2012

REVIEW: Sugargliders - A Nest With A View 1990 - 1994

Begun by Melbourne's Josh and Joel Meadows when they were teenagers, Sugargliders were a DIY, mostly self-taught effort that produced honest, original, unpretentious pop songs about the things that mattered to them.   Nowhere in their catalog of ten vinyl singles and one album does the listener sense that a song was imitating some other group, or following a trend to capture chart placement.  They had a four-year run from 1990-1994, with releases on Summershine Records in their home country and Sarah Records in the UK and a stint living in the UK.  The Meadows brothers were joined from time to time by Marc Fulker (drums) and Robert Cooper (The Earthmen).  And then they were done.

Fortunately for we guitar pop fans, Popboomerand Records in Australia and Matinee Recordings in the US have joined to issue a 20-track compilation of SugarglidersA Nest With A View 1990 -1994.   Here is the trailer for the album, which provides snatches of the great music and photos of gig posters, band members, jacket covers and other memorabilia.

Warm guitars and clean, simple and affecting melodies.  This is a compilation that can fill your fall days with the music you need.  If you agree, the links are below.  But first you can listen to a few songs.  Go ahead, you deserve it.

Matinee Recordings
Amazon link for album
iTunes link for album

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