Thursday, 5 March 2009

The Datsuns

Although six months earlier people were telling New Zealand's Datsuns to give up, by mid-2002 London's music press was hailing them as "genius." By then the Datsuns had already been playing their brand of garage rock for six years, ever since they met at school in Cambridge and formed a band called Trinket. Back in 1997, as Trinket, they won the local radio station's Battle of the Bands. The following year, now called the Datsuns, they won again. In the years that followed the group released only a handful of singles, all on vinyl and all on their own record label, Hell Squad Records. While beloved of student radio and known for their live Who-like performances, they were a relatively unknown group even at home. Things started to look up in March 2001, when a tour of Australia caused a bit of a stir, especially in Melbourne. Encouraged, the Datsuns made plans to take on London. First it was the fickle London music press that flocked to the group's gigs, jostling with each other to hail the Datsuns as the greatest thing they'd seen. Record companies followed, waving checkbooks in their faces. One major-label boss flew in from New York to check out the action. Their London tour of duty had started with the band sleeping on other people's couches. Before long, at least one hopeful record company was fronting hotel bills. In July 2002 the band signed with the V2 label. The bandmembers then prepped for the domestic release of their self-titled effort, which appeared in 2002. Two years later the Datsuns returned with Outta Sight/Outta Mind. Smoke & Mirrors followed in 2006. The Datsuns released their fourth studio effort, Headstunts, on Cooking Vinyl in 2008.
~ Ed Nimmervol, All Music Guide
















The Datsuns (2002)

1. Sittin' Pretty
2. MF from Hell

3. Lady

4. Harmonic Generator

5. What Would I Know

6. At Your Touch

7. Fink for the Man

8. In Love

9. You Build Me Up

10. Freeze Sucker


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Outta Sight/Outta Mind (2004)

1. Blacken My Thumb
2. That Sure Ain't Right

3. Girl's Best Friend

4. Messin' Around

5. Cherry Lane
6. Get Up! (Don't Fight It)

7. Hong Kong Fury

8. What I've Lost
9. You Can't Find Me

10. Don't Come Knocking

11. Lucille 12. I Got No Words

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Smoke & Mirrors (2006)

1. Why Are You Stamping Your Foot for?
2. System Overload

3. Waiting for Your Time to Come
4. Stuck Here for Days

5. Maximum Heartbreak

6. All Aboard
7. Such a Pretty Curse

8. Blood Red

9. Emperor's New Clothes

10. Too Little Fire

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Headstunts (2008)

1. Human Error
2. Hey! Paranoid People! (What's in Your Head?)

3. Your Bones

4. Ready, Set, Go!

5. Yeah, Yeah, Just Another Mistake

6. Eye of the Needle

7. So Long

8. Crule Cruel Fate

9. Highschool Hoodlums

10. Cry Crybaby
11. Pite Pite Please

12. Somebody Better


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2 EPs + 1 single

Peel Session (2002)
1. Fink for the Man
2. Lady
3. Harmonic Generator
4. Super Gyration
5. Freeze Sucker
6. Transistor
7. Good Night Now


Harmonic Generator (2003)
1. Harmonic Generator
2. Sittin' Pretty
3. Fink for the Man







Stuck Here for Days EP (2006)
1. Stuck Here for Days
2. Kick & a Bang
3. Sky Is Falling
4. One Eye Open





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3 comments:

Capitain Poon said...

Great!! Thanks

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