Recommended if you can find it it's out of print! Highlights include: the entire album! One person found this helpful. Format: Audio CD. The Madchester influence is quite apparent in 'Pigeonhole', but the New Fast Automatic Daffodils bring a bit more to the table.
The vocals have this lazy Julian Cope-type drawl, an interesting backdrop to the guitar-work, which seems to be a combination of different influences. An strong and interesting debut, a precursor of what was to come in 4 or 5 years.
I want to see them in concert if nothing more than to scream out "You were lying when you said that you loved me! I've always been a fan of the Manchester bands, and this is yet another unique sound coming from that part of the world. I am still partial to their song 'Partial', but the entire album is fairly consistent. I want to put them in the same category as Inspiral Carpets without the Hammond Organ , but they really do have a unique, sparse sound -- although their music solidified with their subsequent release, Bong.
I still classify NewFADs as one of my all-tiem favorite bands. Wish they hadn't imploded. I saw these guys live at the Club, touring for this album "Pigeonhole" , and while the record is chock full of quirky inspiration and kitchen sink compositions, it really doesn't do their live sound justice. It's been many years, but I still wish "Pigeonhole" could have captured the energy and quality of the live act, as I remember the show quite fondly.
What can I say -- I'm a sucker for creative percussion. My dream was to attend one of their shows somehow they were out of the UK and scream out one of my favorite song's titles: You were lying when you said that you loved me!! I just think that'd be really funny. Wait for the lull in the crowd, then yell it. Just a different sound.
Nasally vocals, creative lyrics, another product of Northern England somewhere. This has a very nice souped-up retro-rock kinda 80's sound that is apparently pretty popular in colleges over here. This band has, however, shot itself in the foot with their unfortunately obscure name distinctly antipop, which reflects how interesting the music is but ignores its catchy accessibility, ultimately all that matters to most ears.
Also they're too bloody English to transcend the Brit-rock niche. A real shame. It was the cover that grabbed my attention - actually it stopped me dead in my tracks and said "Buy Me". That was in , here it is 10 years later and I am listening to this right now.
I probably play it once a month. Dark, mysterious, catchy, clever, unique musical construction. It has all of the right elements which make you keep coming back to it. See all 11 customer reviews. If life is all about timing, the fact that this album was released in is perhaps a curse.
With a sound not that far from the Happy Mondays though darker and more complex , the New FAD's were seen as just another Madchester band and as the scene exploded, some bands thrived, whereas others found themselves viewed as mere appendages to the main protagonists of the scene.
Do I need to write a history of the band? Not surprisingly for a band that started life without a singer, the rhythm section was fucking tight, with bass and drums operating in perfect symbiosis.
Enhancing the locked grooves was the improbably named percussionist Icarus Wilson-Wright, who added multi-layered bongos to the mix, giving it a live, clubby vibe. Manchester, England, United Kingdom. Fishes Eyes. Single Version. Music Is Shit. Music Is Shit EP. All Over My Face. Off The Road. Get Better Single Version. The Peel sessions. Body Exit Mind. Big Baka Jon Dasilva Remix. Similar Artists Northside. Influenced By The Pop Group. Info Connections Comments Shares. Search Myspace Start typing Please try again.