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Wednesday, 20 August 2008


It's double-request-post Wednesday today. Starting off with Salad, another band with that indiest of things, an attractive lady singer.

Formed in 1992, the band consisted of Dutch vocalist/keyboardist Marijne van der Vlugt, bassist Pete Brown, drummer Rob Wakeman (not Rick Wakeman as it took me three goes to work out) and guitarist Paul Kennedy. The band were bulked up for live outings by Charley Stone (latterly of Gay Dad).

Again, I'll keep it short as there's a load of information on wikipedia and a nice little collection of rareities and B-sides on myspace which tells us that the band...

"released three full-length [albums] - 1995's Drink Me, the same year's Singles Bar, and 1997's Icecream - before breaking up in the late '90s. Despite being part of the Britpop scene in terms of sound, they never quite received the same amount of attention given to their peers."
And they certainly don't; this offering Salad - Kent is a cracking bit of swirly-waily indie pop. And it's a great addition to this place.


  1. You are a legend for this!!

  2. i have a memory of going to the Heineken Festival in Leeds and them being onstage. Cud, The Wedding Present and Chumbawamba also played, but maybe on different nights. Maybe, even, on different years.

  3. Motorbike To Heaven was their best tune, complete with silly video:

  4. I used to love Salad. I saw them at the Hull Adelphi around 93-94.

    I even had a t-shirt that said "Did you have to be so beefy?"

  5. limited edition version of Drink Me with 24 page photo book... off to the depths of the cupboard under the stairs to find it.