sabato 1 maggio 2010

Fungus "Fungusamungus"

Figurati se l'NME non criticava i miei cari Fungus. Ma cosa si aspettavano? Freschi, giovani, filo pop punk e vogliosi di chitarre. Ma ben vengano dischi così! (1999 EMI)

The Viking invasion continues. Just as second-rate football teams have tended to bolster their squads with cheap Scandinavian imports in recent years, indie pop has been reacting to recent poor performances by shipping in ersatz versions of successful indigenous talents on the P&O ferry into Hull.
Fungus, needless to say, are a chirpy punk-pop power trio from Varberg on the west coast of Sweden, and this, their debut mini-album, pitches them in the stream of indiefied heavy metal that has served the likes of Terrorvision and Ash so well. 'Fungusamungus' borrows heavily from The Replacements and The Descendents in their '80s golden age, with additional wimpy boy vocals and lyrics courtesy of singer Johan Lundgren.
Downsides include such nebulous 'fun-punk' asides as 'Lollipop' and 'Monsters From Mars', but when they can keep their feet off the irritation pedal for a couple of minutes, such cursory assaults on post-grunge pop as 'And Now He Wants A Gun' are not without their charm.
A far from offensive first effort then, but you have to ask yourself whether the world really needs another Symposium. More saliently, did we ever need the original ones? (

- I'd Rather Be A Doll
- Over My Head
- And Now He Wants A Gun
- Lollipop
- Astronaut
- Ease Up
- Why Me?
- Monsters From Mars


2 commenti:

  1. innanzitutto tantissimi complimenti per il blog che non conoscevo ma che ora controllerò regolarmente.

    l'ho scoperto casualmente mentre cercavo il booklet di una compilation della sarah.

    i fungus, hahah, è una vita che non li sento. ho tutti i loro primi ep, avevo pure beccato il cantante e la tipa all'underworld a camden che litigavano, un secolo fa...

    respect is due.
    corrado (the nostalgics/the kids at the club, milano)

  2. Il tempo passa io nel mio piccolo cerco proprio di salvare questi moemnti e questi gruppi dall'oblio!!
    Grazie per seguirmi Corrado e...sprgi la voce ovviamente..prima che sti malvagi di Google mi facciano fuori (leggiti il post sui Soon e capirai!!) io non mollo!!
    Ciao. Ricky