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Salad


Country of origin:

England and The Netherlands

Type of music generally:

Alternative rock

Status:

Band broke up in 1997 or 1998. Final release, Ice Cream (1997)

See also:

Wikipedia's entry for Salad

Marijne van der Vlugt is now in the band, Cowboy Racer (circa 2010).

Comparisons:

Other mid-'90s alternative rockers: somewhat like Eve's Plum, Madder Rose, The Breeders, clara · thomas...

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

A pretty standard mid-'90s alternative rock band, Salad seems to have come and gone just like that sound. What stood out them were some especially fun tracks, and Marijne's smoky but cold and dramatic vocals. Her voice has a very strange ability to seem like she's pushing close to going over the top while at the same time seeing detached. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Drink Me

Recordings:


Singles Bar

Release info:

1994—Island Red Label—CIRM 1000/524 057-2

Availability:

Wide original release in Europe

Ecto priority:

Recommended for altrock fans

Group members:

Marijne—vocals, keyboards
Paul Kennedy—guitar, vocals
Pete Brown—bass
Rob Wakeman—drums, samples

Comments:

This is a compilation of 3 eps, kent ep (released June '83), Diminished Clothes (released November '93), and On A Leash ep (released April '94). All three eps seem to be a bit of a warm-up—the band don't yet really break out from the crowd of bands doing similar things in terms of their songwriting or performance, but all shows signs of promise, especially "Diminished Clothes", and actually they seem to get better with each release. (Neile)

Drink Me

Release info:

1995—Island Red Label—CIRD 1002/524 079-2

Availability:

Wide original release in Europe

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for altrock fans

Group members:

Marijne—vocals, keyboards
Paul Kennedy—guitar, vocals
Rob Wakeman—drums, samples
Pete Brown—bass

Produced by:

Mark Freegard

Comments:

The band goes a little more pop and suddenly something clicks in their songwriting and performance. This is has so many great songs on it! If you like altrock at all, I highly recommend this album. It's lively, individual, and well, wonderful rock. "Drink the Elixir" is so damn catchy. (Neile)

Some of their songs are really excellent. (klaus.kluge@gmx.de)


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