US post-grunge outfit Spunge
make their T-debut with their fiery Detroit energy- fuelled rock.
The top 10 from Liverpool HMV this week is: 1 Dove (I'll Be Loving You) - Moony 2 Blurry - Puddle of Mudd 3 Light My Fire - Will Young 4 Without Me - Eminem 5 Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World 6 Be Cool - Paffendorf 7 Hella Good - No Doubt 8 We're On The Ball - Ant and Dec 9 Jump On Demand - Spunge
10 Stop Playing Guitar - Promise Ring Win a chart album of your choice by telling me the name of the lead singer of No Doubt.
Delany and Helsham when he writes of his two companions to Lord Orrery only three weeks before the 6 August letter we have been studying: "If there be any merry company in this Town, I am an utter stranger to the Persons and Places; except when half a score come to spunge
on me every Sunday evenings.
Other than A, Hundred Reasons, Face to Face and Spunge
, the frenetic threepiece have managed to attract the services of punk's iconic godfather Iggy Pop, inset, as their major support act, exciting the pants off many 30 and 40somethings who can still remember buying their first Stooges long player.
THE leading lights of the British ska-punk scene, Spunge
unleash their energetic sound on the listening world.
No Doubt Hella Good, Rob Dougan Clubbed To Death, Wyclef Two Wrongs (Don't Make A Right), Jimmy Eat World Sweetness, Fallacy & Fusion The Groundbreaker, Crackout I Am The One, Fragma Embrace Me, Agnelli & Nelson Everyday, Lightning Seeds featuring Baddiel & Skinner Three Lions 2002, The Libertines What A Waster/I Get Along, Spunge
Jump On Demand, Cinerama Quick Before It Melts.
Spunge at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt, reviewed by MARTIN NEAL
Spunge are a band who are maturing nicely - proof of that was in the three new numbers they previewed - and they don't subscribe to the usual ska punk-by-numbers formula anyway.
The aim is to play the sort of heavy music shunned in clubland, from Papa Roach and Limp Bizkit to Spunge
- launching on Wednesday.
Euphoria have been touring with headliners Spunge
for at least 10 of their 30 gigs nationwide, and one of the reasons for this may be that they made Spunge
look even better.
Before getting into festival mode on Sunday on the Deconstruction stage at Donington's Download, Tewkesbury ska-punk heroes Spunge
have a warm-up show at Middlesbrough's Town Hall Crypt tonight.
When he attempts to stone Eugenius, for instance, the rocks become "soft as spunges
," forcing the king to call for "[n]ew studied tortures" that will somehow succeed where other torments have failed (F4v).