Everclear


#1

lol the band from that film Loser

anyway, yeah I watched that film again the other day then checked out the band’s first 2 albums. They’re really good. Silly me. Any fans?


#2

Used to love Sparkle & Fade and So Much For The Afterglow when I was about 15, haven’t listened in a long, long time though.


#3

So Much For The Afterglow was a ruddy bloody good album. Haven’t listened to it for ages, mind. Used to love the lead single Everything To Everyone - great tune.


#4

You know their song Wonderful? My brother had (has) the CD single of that, and I routinely get one of the B-Sides stuck in my head. It’s called I’m on Your Time and it’s really quite good.


#5

was sure this thread was prompted by this http://pitchfork.com/news/72641-waxahatchee-and-kevin-morby-cover-everclear-listen/ , but yeah also loved their first couple of albums in my teens, revisited Sparkle and Fade again this morning after that Pitchfork story and still good fun


#6

it was inspired by watching the film Loser with Jason Biggs again

which isn’t as shit as you remember


#7

is that the same one that makes up a lot of the ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ video?


#8

Often revisit everclear, nervous and weird off their first album is a classic


#9

The very same.

I just can’t even look at Jason Biggs anymore. And that’s why I will never see Loser again.


#10

First band i saw live. Supporting Feeder at the Astoria in 98. Were a lot better than Feeder.


#11

I was there, went to the Portsmouth one as well, think Carrie supported, loved Carrie


#12

Wow first time I’ve seen someone mention Carrie on here! Fear of Sound is one of my favorite albums by bands that only released one album. Found a vinyl copy in a used record store a few years back for 4 quid. Was surprised it even had a vinyl release.


#13

I file them in the same category as Fountains of Wayne. Good Power pop band with some great singles.


#14

listening to this now. sounds alright


#15

Loved SMFTA and Sparkle and Fade back in the day.

Saw they’ve gone and done that thing where they’ve released a hits album but had to re-record all the songs. Sad!


#16

Sparkle and Fade is still great.


#17

World of Noise, Sparkle and Fade, and So Much for the Afterglow are all really good albums. The latter two are legitimately great and classics. Whenever I say that to anyone I’m always ridiculed, and immediately am met with “every song is about his dad” and/or “every song is dun-dun-dun-dundundun-dun.” Good to see other people like them on here. That opening yell/distortion blast of “Electra Made Me Blind” gets me every time, and that long tense outro on “The Twistinside” is so well done.


#18

I really liked them , there were a few articles about the singer on noisey, weird/interesting guy, injects snake venom everyday and various other rocknroll tales


#19

Huge fan at the time (and saw them on the tour where they opened like they do in Loser, my Dad took me)

First 3 albums are great, and even American Movie Vol I has some really enjoyable pop rock / grungepop / just great songs on it.


#20

Absolutely rinsed SMFTA in the late 90s. Was a once-a-weeker for 2 or 3 years. The title track, Father of Mine (still brings a tear to my eye), Amphetamine, Local God are all certified crackers, and the rest of it is rock solid too.

Also like Sparkle & Fade, but the run of Heroin Girl, You Make Me Feel Like a Whore and Santa Monica outshone the rest of the album a little too brightly.

Shame they went to complete shit after SMFTA.