Musings::Adam Franklin shows, Swervedriver, MBV and history as it has been told

Adam Franklin of Swervedriver fame has a new record “Bolts of Melody” out on Hi-Speed Records. In August he will be playing some east coast dates.

No doubt, Swervedriver were influential, but at the same time underrated as a result of their peer group containing the “god like” My Bloody Valentine. While I certainly do appreciate the beautiful noise of My Bloody Valentine when they were at their finest, I always thought that Swervedriver were cooler. I’m getting off topic, but it begs the question “what would have happened if MBV had made another record?” By making Loveless his swan song, Kevin Shields certainly maximized the mystique around the record, and more importantly the band. Well, I shouldn’t complain, because at least he didn’t pull a Stone Roses and make an absolute perfect record, only to fall off and then insult us five years later with an embarrassment called “Second Coming.”

Adam Franklin tour dates:
08/21/2007 Allston, MA show at Great Scott
08/22/2007 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
08/23/2007 New York City Show at Cake Shop
08/24/2007 Show in Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s
08/25/2007 Show in Arlington, VA at IOTA Club

10/13/2007 Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis, MO) Free In-Store

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