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571 Penny Century by Clouds

Penny Century

Red Eye, Polydor Records
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Tim Whitten
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Clouds' 1991 album Penny Century sounds like a lost college rock album that would have fit nicely alongside Belly, Lush, and The Breeders

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While Nirvana famously helped give the college and underground rock scene one final push into the mainstream, the late 80s and early 90s were full of US and UK bands already making noise that connected with more than just the hip in-crowd. In Australia, the quick bursts of the Pixies and twin vocals of Throwing Muses and The Breeders are paralleled by the dual-songwriters fronting Clouds, whose 1991 debut Penny Century is full of two and three minute catchy harmonized indie pop.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Immorta
  • 11:29 - Hieronymus
  • 18:33 - Pocket
  • 23:43 - Visionary
  • 27:30 - Souleater
  • Outro - Foxes Wedding

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