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Imperial Drag

308 Imperial Drag by Imperial Drag

Imperial Drag

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Brad Jones, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
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Combine T. Rex grooves with analog synths, topped with radio friendly hooks and you get Imperial Drag.

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With ties to the perfectionist power-pop of Jellyfish and Guns ‘n Roses guitarist Slash’s Snakepit, this one-album-and-done band is perfect fodder for Dig Me Out - Imperial Drag and their self-titled 1996 album. Combining T. Rex grooves with analog synths, Imperial Drag we found more in common with British glam revisionists like Suede and Placebo than their North American alternative and indie rock counterparts. So why didn’t these radio friendly hooks grab mainstream listener ears? We discuss, and make sure to share your thoughts as well.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro -  Boy or a Girl
  • 2:10 - History of the Band
  • 8:46 - Crosseyed
  • 15:30 - The Man in the Moon
  • 18:55 - Dandelion
  • 25:42 - Playboy After Dark
  • Outro - Stare into the Sun

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