Accidently, there were DIY supergroups. Young Marble Giants got snapped up by the rising power of Rough Trade, after hearing them on a cardiff compilation LP. They may be one of the odius Kurt Cobain's "favourite" groops, but they couldn't be more diametrically opposite to the awful, awful Nirvana. Little tin pot organists drum machine, cheep organ, acoustically dead vocals that sound like Alison Stratton is singoing next to your ear; muted guitar, and twangy bass, all recorded with zero special effects, save a bit of spring reverb. This is classic DIY art pop on a hollywood budget (allegedly £1000 quid to record), when everyone was trying to be funky or punky, YMG were unfunky and unpunky, sending a very quiet middle finger to all the "punkers" who played it safe.
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