Meta Matter Records

► LOCUST FUDGE - flush / royal flush - 2xLP ◄

17 EUR / In stock.


"In 1991 LOCUST FUDGE was founded by Schneider (a.k.a. Dirk Dresselhaus of Schneider TM, Hip Young Things, Mr. Schmuck’s Farm, Angel etc.) and Krite (a.k.a. Christopher Uhe of Speed Niggs, Sharon Stoned, Floor, Mondo Fumatore etc.). The two of them had met on different occasions when both of their rather noisy indie rock outfits HIP YOUNG THINGS and SPEED NIGGS appeared on the same bill. Pretty soon they decided to play acoustic versions of their bands’ semi-hits to ignorant audiences of passers-by on the streets of Schneider’s home town Bielefeld. What started as a good reason to hang out and have a couple of drinks together soon draw the attention of Reinhard Holstein, CEO of Glitterhouse Records, a fine German company that was operating the European business for Seattle’s Sub Pop label, home to the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney and others who were just about to define a new hype soon to be called Grunge. Holstein encouraged LOCUST FUDGE to record an album for his label. Their debut album 'Flush' was released in 1992, receiving widespread media coverage all over Europe. After touring as a duo for quite a while, Schneider and Krite recorded their ground-breaking follow-up 'Royal Flush' in 1994, a milestone of lofi-glam-folk to this very day. The album’s delicate arrangements demanded a somewhat bigger live sound, and thus the 5-piece LOCUST FUDGE BAND was formed to go on the road with the new material. After extensive touring throughout Europe LOCUST FUDGE released the EP 'Business Express' in 1996. A year later Schneider and Krite decided to kick back a little; LOCUST FUDGE have been pretty lazy ever since. Although they never split up (in fact, they decided to observe the market instead of getting involved), there seems to have been very little activity over the last decade, the last vital sign being a song entitled 'Cannibal Man', their contribution to 'Perverted by Mark E. – A Tribute to The Fall'. In December 2014 Bielefeld based record Label Kapitän Platte will release 'Flush' and 'Royal flush' as a double-LP on vinyl for the first time ever. "