Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Session [Bonus Disc]

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There was a period of time right after Nirvana's landmark Nevermind that the music world seemed to embrace any new band that sounded both "alternative" and "rocking." Although they bared little similarly to the grunge bands that were storming the charts at the time, the double-bass outfit Ned's Atomic Dustbin enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame with the hit "Grey Cell Green." Despite being labeled a "one-hit wonder" stateside, the British group continued to record and tour in the wake of its best-known album, 1991's God Fodder, and in 2004 issued a three-disc set (two CDs, one DVD), Sessions. The quintet hadn't issued an all-new studio set in several years, yet Ned's Atomic Dustbin played sporadic shows in England, including performances at Magic Garden Studios in Wolverhampton during October 2001, and at JB's in Dudley during June 2002. It's these two shows that serve as the basis for Sessions, while four tracks from their rare 1990 EP Ingredients are included as well. All the expected Ned's favorites are included -- the aforementioned "Grey Cell Green," as well as "Kill Your Television" and "Happy" -- but with the renditions here not sounding that much different than the original studio versions, Sessions will probably only appeal to hardcore fans.

Track Listing - Disc 3

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