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The Sneetches' official debut album — 1988's Lights out with the Sneetches had been a set of two-person demos recorded by singer/songwriters Matt Carges and Mike Levy — 1989's Sometimes That's All We Have, is a glorious blend of post-punk attitude (new drummer Daniel Swan had been a founding member of the second-string U.K. punks the Cortinas, best known for their classic 1978 single "Defiant Pose") and '60s-inspired pop songcraft. Carges and Levy's overdubbed harmonies blend beautifully (especially on the absolutely transcendent title track, which builds to a climax as intricate and gorgeous as anything on Pet Sounds), their occasionally odd lyrics (can't beat a really pretty ballad with a title and chorus like "Another S****y Day") amuse and perplex, and the folk-rock base of their jangle poppy tunes puts them on a lead to become, at long last, the Bay Area's successors to the Autumn Records glory days of the Beau Brummels, the Mojo Men, and the Tikis. This is a masterful album highly recommended to all fans of the style. Sometimes That's All We Have was reissued in the U.K. on Creation Records in 1990 in a slightly different package but with the same songs.


Formed: 1985 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s

This US indie pop band was formed by Mike Levy (vocals, bass), Matt Carges (guitar, vocals) and Daniel Swan (drums, vocals; ex-Cortinas). Fanatical admirers of all that is best in classic pop music, the San Francisco, California-based Sneetches produced several highly rated albums of guitar-based music in the late 80s and early 90s. Sometimes That’s All We Have was noticeable for their rare ability to juxtapose joyous melodies with introspective, often depressive, lyrics. Slow, featuring fourth member...
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