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Mezcal Head
Swervedriver
Mezcal Head
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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It's easy to get sucked into Swervedriver's sweeping, panoramic guitar rock. On Mezcal Head, the Oxford quartet creates such a vivid feeling of driving through the desert at night that you can almost see the cactuses rushi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Swervedriver
Title: Mezcal Head
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 10/12/1993
Release Date: 10/12/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454012928, 731454012942

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It's easy to get sucked into Swervedriver's sweeping, panoramic guitar rock. On Mezcal Head, the Oxford quartet creates such a vivid feeling of driving through the desert at night that you can almost see the cactuses rushing by. It's an exhilarating and sometimes turbulent joyride, but it's always worth it. Indispensable tracks such as "Duel" and "Last Train to Satansville" spiral with ethereal guitars and propulsive rhythms, while singer Adam Franklin's hoarse voice gives the music a hopeless romanticism and restlessness. This is some of the best and most underrated rock music of the '90s. --Aidin Vaziri

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The more I listen . . .
Dan | 04/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

". . . the better it gets. I was introduced to Swervedriver through the Playstation game Road Rash, and I came across Mezcal Head in the Used section of a local music store. The only songs I wanted were Duel and Last Train to Satansville, but when I listened to the whole album, I was blown away by the summer-dusk feel of the music and the gritty, hopelessly passionate textures interwoven throughout. It makes no difference where I am; the moment I stick in this cd, I am instantly transported to a convertible '69 Vette blazing down a lonesome highway in Arizona with the waning sun setting fire to the land, turning rock formations into golden sculptures. My favorite songs include Blowin Cool, Never Lose That Feeling, and Duress, although the whole album is excellent and has a cohesiveness and thematic intensity that many albums seem to lack nowadays. Duress is a stunning, ultrapassionate panorama of steamy love on a dense, vivid night in July, when time moves sluggishly through the dank air and the sound of the insects and the scent of the summer air binds up all the past and future into one sweltering moment of passion. You will not be disappointed if you buy this album."
Tied for best album of the 90s
Rocklover1968 | San Francisco, CA United States | 12/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Along with OK Computer, this is the most memorable album of the decade. Gets better with age - if you listen with headphones, tracks you thought you knew like best friends reveal new wrinkles and surprises (just like best friends).If i ever have kids, they'll be begging me to turn this one off in 2025."
THE BEST ROCK MUSIC FOR YOUR CAR!!!!
Matt Donner (donnerm@slip.net) | American Highways | 12/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I went for two years without this record and my life wasn't the same...Swervedrivers everywhere will appreciate the ability this band has to express the feeling of the wide open road through hard-hitting grooves and sweeter-than-honey melodies. Quoting great surf rock as equally as the Beatles, this album has the singular ability to make life seem understandable. Inspirational, and satisfying, any true rock fan will LOVE this record! " Harry and Maggie " is the defining song of the spirit of passionate love whose closest second is " Never Lose That Feeling ". Both songs express the intangibility of love while inspiring the soul to go figure it out by doing it! I wont live again without this album!"