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« Sept 23, 2020 11:14:03 GMT »
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The 1990s were a three-piece indie rock band from Glasgow who, confusingly, recorded during the mid-2000s. The band name was always intended as a bad joke.

Fronted by Jackie McKeown (the man behind The Yummy Fur) with Dino Bardot on bass (now plays lead guitar with Franz) and Michael McGuaghrin on drums (the very same Michael behind the Franz song).


They released two solid albums on Rough Trade (the second, Kicks, is an underrated classic IMO).

The third album was recorded in spring 2011 at Green Door Studio in Glasgow, with Sam Smith producing. Not that Sam Smith, the one behind cult Glasgow band Casual Sex.

The Third Album has never been released. I don't know why. It sounds great.

But here it is! A Soapbox exclusive.

Check out that groove on 'Fassbinder Would Have Loved Techno'

Do you or someone you know run a record label? Get in touch with Jackie and offer to release it. It's too good not to be heard more widely.

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« Sept 23, 2020 12:29:58 GMT »
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Fuckin' finally, thanks for this! Weren't 2 singers in the band, was Dino the 2nd singer?

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« Sept 23, 2020 13:04:30 GMT via mobile »
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Dino and Michael both sang lead on a few songs, yeah

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« Sept 23, 2020 14:06:45 GMT »
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This needs a title and a cover

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« Sept 23, 2020 15:09:20 GMT »
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1st listen - not bad at all but I feel it lacks a big single plus some of the crispness and exuberance from their 2 first records, sounds a bit tired and demo-y in comparison

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« Sept 23, 2020 19:33:18 GMT via mobile »
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Green Door is a purely analogue studio. Also, they paid for it themselves. It was never going to have the shiny sound of Kicks. But I still think it sounds great tbh.

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« Sept 24, 2020 12:13:23 GMT »
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Enjoying it more on second listen, expectations more measured. Was expecting some kind of lost classic and it's basically a "more of the same but a little bit worse" which is still good enough. I got the same feeling after listening to Thin Lizzy's Johnny The Fox yesterday so this bunch is in good company.

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« Sept 25, 2020 15:41:39 GMT via mobile »
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I’m glad you’re enjoying it, barny!

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I hope tucker managed to download the album in time otherwise he’ll think I never even turtleed it!

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I hope tucker managed to download the album in time otherwise he’ll think I never even turtleed it!


I got it. Sorry I doubted you.

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« Sept 30, 2020 17:15:15 GMT via mobile »
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What do you think?

You’re doing better than popular forum member and self-proclaimed 1990s superfan ‘Forever’.

I sent him a link last year and he’s still never heard it!

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« Oct 11, 2020 14:11:20 GMT »
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Give it a listen, guys. Definitely growing on me, I still believe it would have been a tad disappointing for a 3rd release as it doesn't do anything better than the previous 2 while adding absolutely nothing to them, but at the same time it's quite enjoyable if only a bit unambitious.

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« Oct 12, 2020 19:03:49 GMT via mobile »
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High praise!

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« Jun 25, 2021 16:04:19 GMT via mobile »
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Guys, don’t ever let it be said this forum doesn’t have influence out there in the real music world.

Following on from me leaking this album to the world, the mythical third 1990s album is finally going to be released on vinyl!

shop.lastnightfromglasgow.com/products/the-1990s-the-third-album

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