Wednesday 3 August 2011

The Fudge Revival

No less an authority than Gold-Bears, architects of full-throttled punk-pop 2011-style, are calling for a Fudge retrospective. Their point is well made. Girl Wish is so good a song it was released twice, first on flexi then on proper vinyl:

The Super Fly single gives us the background on Fudge and their previous band, Engine No9, whose one single, Sleep, is a pop classic.

My five pounds says Big Troubles have a copy of Sleep in their collection.

I count 8 Fudge songs over three singles and two Engine No9 songs. Maybe there were some compilation tracks. Whatever, there's a great retrospective to be issued right there.


  1. Knew a couple of these guys from college. There's also an album (Ferocious Rhythm of Precise Laziness), a song on "Neopolitan Metropolitan", and some pre-fudge:

    Will anyone read this...?

  2. Well, this is embarrassing. I'd completely forgotten about the Fudge album and I own it. I know, I'm a loser.

  3. I stumbled into your blog when I was googling the album art for "The Ferocious Rhythm of Precise Laziness." I met someone a few weeks ago, and Fudge came up in our conversation. Nice to see that other folks are still talking about them, too! I always enjoyed "Wayside" and had completely forgotten about "Girl Wish"! They put out another album ("Southside Speedway") after T.F.R.o.P.L. Maybe in 1994-95. It was a noisier than the earlier albums.

    Someone posted a video here (can't remember what song it is. Know it's not "tree fort stash"):

    Here's "Tree Fort Stash":

    And another track here:

  4. Thanks for the tip about Southside Speedway. I see Amazon has a copy for 1p. I think I can stretch to that. Cheers!

  5. Nice to see this. I played drums in the band. We had a lot of fun for a while there...