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Imp Years

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Album Review

The Spinanes had a particular acumen for deprived sanguine college rock that was as reclusive as their deprived and sanguine fanbase, although Imp Years proved the band was far more caustic than most people gave them credit for. Collecting the band's 1992 pre-Sub Pop 7" singles, this diminutive compilation crawls with abruptness and melancholy. "Messy S****y" is appropriately named but not unsuccessful, and "Halloween Candy" and "Hawaiian Baby" are quiet, insistent numbers which underline the early talent of Rebecca Gates' voice and her perpetual career-long taste for acoustic passive-aggressiveness.

Customer Reviews

$3.99 for One Song? Really? ABSOLUTELY.

"Hawaiian Baby" is the best song that this ridiculously overlooked band ever recorded, and for that reason, $3.99 is a small price to pay, even if you never listen to the other songs, which are actually not bad.

The Early Years

this ep collects some early singles from the spinanes. the sound is similar to their first major release 'manos', although it doesn't have the same level of maturity. there are a few throwaways, most specifically 'handful of hearts', but overall it's a strong release that complements 'manos' quite well. recommended.

So Sweet....

What a great band, Hawaiian Baby is worth $3.99 alone. This and all the other Spinanes stuff is REQUIRED. I do not know how so many missed picking up on this band 10 years ago.

Biography

Formed: 1991 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s

In alternative rock, as in any other genre, it's hard to stand out from a crowded field. When the Spinanes emerged in the early '90s, they got a couple legs up on the competition to be different. Taking the power trio format one stage further, they created a full-bodied rock sound with just two members, guitarist/singer Rebecca Gates and drummer Scott Plouf. They were...
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