Swervedriver

Son of Mustang Ford

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Ride's Mark Gardener, a friend of Swervedriver, passed a demo of Son of Mustang Ford along to Creation's Alan McGee, and the Scotsman immediately flipped out. Here's why. Featuring the title track and three paint-peeling B-sides, this EP announced Swervedriver's presence on the shoegaze scene with authority, but with a heavier side that appealed to fans of Loop and the Stooges. Though just as textured and flanged out as any other shoegaze band, with this EP, Swervedriver came across as a band as likely to listen to Black Sabbath as to My Bloody Valentine. The true highlight is the six-minute aural overload of "Kill the Superheroes," which, ten years later, still stands as one of the band's greatest moments, if not a prime touchstone of quality '90s rock. This EP was merely the launching pad.

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