Junkfuel

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All Music Guide - Tracy Frey
Fretblanket's first full-length, Junkfuel, is typical post-grunge mainstream rock that's influenced by Nirvana, but not nearly as original or raw. In fact, with its bland formula of loud, intricate guitar chords mixed with simplistic, pounding drums and heavy cymbals, Fretblanket sounds an awful lot like Bush. Even Will Copley's deep, almost hoarse vocals bear a strong similarity to Bush's Gavin Rossdale. Most of the songs on Junkfuel sound alike, including the album's two bonus tracks. Following the quintessential verse/chorus/verse model, the songs are basically the same tempo and have trite lyrics about disillusionment, disappointment and failed relationships. Three of ...
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All Music Guide - Tracy Frey
Fretblanket's first full-length, Junkfuel, is typical post-grunge mainstream rock that's influenced by Nirvana, but not nearly as original or raw. In fact, with its bland formula of loud, intricate guitar chords mixed with simplistic, pounding drums and heavy cymbals, Fretblanket sounds an awful lot like Bush. Even Will Copley's deep, almost hoarse vocals bear a strong similarity to Bush's Gavin Rossdale. Most of the songs on Junkfuel sound alike, including the album's two bonus tracks. Following the quintessential verse/chorus/verse model, the songs are basically the same tempo and have trite lyrics about disillusionment, disappointment and failed relationships. Three of the songs, "Twisted," "I'm Going to Buy a Hang Glider" and "You're Welcome," are almost interchangeable. Despite these flaws, the album is not terrible. The songs, though prosaic, are actually pretty listenable in a Bush sort of way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/1994
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 731452199720
  • Catalog Number: 521997

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Twisted (3:12)
  2. 2 Song in B (3:12)
  3. 3 Junkfuelled (3:02)
  4. 4 Transmission (3:27)
  5. 5 Direct Approach (2:36)
  6. 6 I'm Going to Buy a Hang Glider (3:46)
  7. 7 Now We're 30 (3:23)
  8. 8 1941 (4:43)
  9. 9 Drag (4:19)
  10. 10 Curtainsville (3:09)
  11. 11 Big Fat Ugly (4:51)
  12. 12 Sleep Through Everything (2:51)
  13. 13 You're Welcome (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fretblanket Primary Artist
Roddy Lorimar Trumpet
Dave Allsopp Bass
Matt Carey Drums
William Copley Vocals
Clive Powell Guitar
Technical Credits
Mr. Colson Producer
Mark O'Donoughue Engineer
Tim Palmer Producer
Paulina Rusyn Contributor
Lee Taylor Art Direction
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