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Performer Notes
  • Superdrag: John Davis (vocals, guitars, piano, organ, Mellotron); Brandon Fisher (guitars, background vocals); Tom Pappas (bass, background vocals); Don Coffey, Jr. (drums, background vocals).
  • Recorded at Easley Recording, Memphis, Tennessee and RPM Studio, New York, New York.
  • Personnel: John Davis (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, Mellotron); Tom Pappas (background vocals).
  • Recording information: Easley Recording, Memphis, TN; RPM Studio, New York, NY.
  • Photographer: Ken Schles.
  • On REGRETFULLY YOURS, its first full-length album, Superdrag refines pop to its very essence and then adds a few dreamy layers of guitars. The result is an album of quality pop songs that hark back to such forebears as the Beatles and the Jam while asserting a post-punk heritage; the melodious feedback atop these songs is a love note to Husker Du and My Bloody Valentine.
  • "Cynicality" is typical of Superdrag's melding of bubblegum pop with indie-rock experimentation. It begins with a thick layer of fuzzy guitars, but proceeds to a chorus driven by '60s-style handclaps. The key to Superdrag's music is the song beneath the noise. In direct contrast to a lot of similar-sounding bands, the song is the entree, the guitar effects merely garnishes. It's clear that underneath the guitar pedal pushing, this band has nothing to hide.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (4/5/96, p.81) - "Superdrag combine noisy garage rock with mainstream pop, arriving in a place that owes equally to the Stooges and Matthew Sweet....Refreshing and irresistible." - Rating: A

Option (7-8/96, p.134) - "...these guys aren't goofing around--they take their teen spirit serious-like....dang if it don't get you feeling warm and tingly..."

Musician (7/96, p.95) - "...[has] volume and hooks aplenty, and on half these tracks they effortlessly blast forth the sound [Bob Mould] always aimed for but...missed..."

RIP (6/96, p.10) - 3 (out of 5) - "...It...grow[s] on you after a while, its impact as subtle as its sonic quirks and flourishes..."
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