|EYES ADRIFT: “EYES ADRIFT”
(Label: Cooking Vinyl)
Irish Release date: 24th January 2003 (COOKCD249)
1. Sleight Of Hand, 2. Alaska, 3. Inquiring Minds, 4. Untried, 5. Blind Me, 6. Dottie Dawn & Julie Jewel, 7. Solid, 8. Pyramids, 9. Telescope, 10. Slow Race, 11. What I Said, 12. Pasted
+ Bonus Video Track of Alaska
|Eyes Adrift comprises an impressive line
up - Curt Kirkwood (guitar and vocals, ex-Meat Puppets), Krist Novoselic
(bass and vocals, ex-Nirvana) and Bud Gaugh (ex-Sublime, drums). The band
was formed after Novoselic saw one of Kirkwood's solo performances in Seattle.
Gaugh offered his services a few days later and the trio began writing and
recording during December 2001 in Austin,TX (where Kirkwood resides). Kirkwood
and Novoselic weren't complete strangers, however - the Meat Puppets opened
for Nirvana on their 1994 'In Utero' tour, and Nirvana acknowledged how
influential the band had been to them by performing three Meat Puppets tracks
during their MTV 'Unplugged' performance.
Eyes Adrift recorded their first song within a day, and it didn't take long for a genuine union to be forged amongst the three musicians. The second day it was just like Gaugh whistles oh, we've been doing this for a long time. We just started burning tape and it was like, yep, this is definitely golden here. And it just kept getting better and better.
Rehearsals ensued and shortly afterwards, the trio embarked on their first tour. The crowds reaction convinced Eyes Adrift that the feeling they had something special brewing here was on the mark. It was great, Kirkwood reveals. People came up and told us they'd never seen anything like it. When you've been in bands that were as good as the three of us were in, our standards for reactions and stuff were fairly insane. So I don't think we could put up with vanity reactions.
Their eponymous debut album, released through Cooking Vinyl on 27th January 2003, sounds fresh, distinctive and different, yet has subtle echoes emanating from rock n' roll's expansive past. You can hear where we've all come from, observes Novoselic. But when it's this convergence of three musicians, everyone brings their own thing to the table and it just comes out.
Asserts Kirkwood : I'm of the opinion that nothing really matters except the music anymore. We all like to play music. You can't not do it. That's the thing that people don't understand. It's the same thing as when we were teenagers. What to do? You don't know what to do so you have to play.
And play is what Eyes Adrift will do for some time to come. I feel a lot of longevity with this one, Gaugh concludes. It's a timeless sound, and something that will span bridges between the different ages. Kid tested, mother approved.
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