Swervedriver likely need no introduction. Given the rich musical spoils of the early ’90s, from all that was going on in US indie and hard rock circles alone, Great Britain was another gift that kept right on giving. From that era, I always regarded the Swervies 1991 debut Raise to be the icing on an already decadent cake – a dense, amped-out, and often head spinning concoction of surreal, dream pop proportions, buttressed with feedback drenched heaviness. Delicious.
I’m offering a live, early 1992 gig with the band tearing it up at the storied T.T. the Bear’s Place, Cambridge, MA. The setlist is nothing short of splendid, touching on many key Raise cuts, not to mention primo b-sides like “Kill the Superheroes” and “Juggernaut Rides.” Sounds like a board tape or a good audience recording. There’s some audio fluctuations at the beginning of “Sci-Flyer,” otherwise no complaints.
Swervedriver – 1-17-92, T.T. the Bear’s Place, Cambridge, MA
02. Juggernaut Rides
05. Deep Seat
06. Rave Down
08. Son of Mustang Ford
09. Kill the Superheroes
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