Friday, June 20, 2008

Sweetbelly Freakdown 1997

I remembered why I liked this so much when I first heard it. D.C.'s Sweetbelly Freakdown was former bandmates Swiz, who broke up in the early 90's. When they reformed, they changed their name and their sound. My favourite song is "Pleas to the Action Figure" - “Help me Obi Wan Kenobi!…Jesus doesn’t seem to be listening” yells vocalist Shawn Brown, hailing the power of plastic! Their only full length CD was released by Jade Tree Records and SF released a 7 inch, The Long Haul, which contained the title track and MCR. I still think this is a hell of a CD. And I still like Swiz.