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Album Review

Often very much akin to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, especially in the vocal delivery, this group takes a more deconstructivist view toward their alt-soul material. That is, they go in for a less full sound with a more skeletal arrangement that allows space between one accentuating burst and another. Uptight is a loose and raw storybook album of decadence and discovery with lyric content that crosses Jim Thompson and J.D. Salinger for an outsider, urban noir.


Formed: 1995 in New York, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Speedball Baby is an energetic four-piece of rockabilly-inspired New York City art punk. The band was formed in 1995 and released two early EPs on Matador, earning them the attention of MCA records. Finding the major-label world not to their liking, Speedball Baby returned to the indie scene, releasing the I'm...
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