Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Smile - Amanita / Staring At The Sun 7"


Label: Nemesis
Year: 1991

Did you know that Smile was the original name of the band Queen? Fun fact.
This is a different Smile. This is the OC post hardcore band of the same name. The Helmet influenced post hardcore band. The one that had members of Headfirst, Big Drill Car, and Fu Manchu. The one that had a major label dalliance in the mid 90's when major labels were super convinced that the next Nirvana was playing all ages shows in SOME city SOMEwhere.

Not many people seemed to have heard Smile back when they were a band, for whatever reason. I would cite "grunge fatigue" (possible new band name!), but this 7" was on the front end of any grunge movement, and subsequent releases got more and more "rock" and less grunge anyway. So, I'm just not sure. Generic band name? Don't know.

I'm open to suggestions.

DL

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i always liked this 7". isn't it the one with the drum machine? i remember when it came out thinking "these drums sound wierd". but i like it. in fact, im gonna download it from your webseits so i dont have to copy my own. did they ever have an album out? i remember the "signing" and such but can't remember an album actually coming out. but of course i could be wrong. i like you. love, phil.

lee woo said...

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. See the link below for more info.


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Aaron Sonnenberg said...

Smile did release 2full length records Maquee (Headhunter/Atlantic) and Girl Crushes Boy (Headhunter). more at http://thebandsmile.com

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