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547 Hash by Hash


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Tom Werman

On the lone release by Hash, the band encapsulates the wild, genre-hopping world that was the late 80s and early 90s alternative music scene

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Well-regarded music historians often explain the 90s explosion of alternative music into the mainstream boiled down as the rise of Seattle grunge, the So-Cal pop-punk sound going national, and the movements that followed like the swing revival, electronica, nu-metal, and more. But lost in that simplicity is the more difficult and (quite frankly) weirder starting point of the decade, where bands were mixing and moshing across a spectrum of hard rock, funk, and more. A prime example is the one-and-done band Hash, who released their self-titled album on Elektra in 1993. The band sounds comfortable mixing Red Hot Chili Peppers-style funk with Living Colour-esque swagger and shredding with touches of 60s sitar-spiked psychedelia, all topped with big melodies and harmonies. It's a talented if at times overcooked stew, but finding bands that can play in this many sandboxes and maintain a level of quality is few and far between, even if some of the big swings are misses.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Twilight Ball
  • 17:09 - In The Grass
  • 22:08 - Ghetto
  • 27:58 - Mr. Hello
  • 29:36 - Traveling
  • Outro - American Chorus

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