02 September 2007

Madder Rose

Madder Rose were from New York and recorded melodic alternative music during the 1990s. Their most well-known song was probably "Swim", being their second single in 1993. They have been compared to the Velvet Underground, Lush and Juliana Hatfield.
These songs, which are live, features another track that made the Festive 50, that being "Car Song". Madder Rose split up in 1999.

Car Song
Lights Go Down
Margaret

They also did a cover version of Sonic Youth's "Star Power", which, it has to be said, is an improvement on the otherwise fabulous Kim Gordon's vocals!

Star Power

10 comments:

John said...

Brilliant, thanks for those. Madder Rose were an awesome band, and should have been much more widely known. Their Panic On album is one of my absolute favourites.

Onion Terror said...

You're welcome John. I agree, they were a fantastic band.

Kippers said...

Yes, really loved Madder Rose. Even when they went a bit noodly later on! Great blog, by the way, OT. I've linked to you from mine (Too Much Apple Pie).

Onion Terror said...

Thank you Kippers. However, looking at your blog, I don't think it's revelant enough to mine to put a link here. I hope you don't mind.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tracks, great to hear some live 'Madder Rose', if you want a better quality version of "Starpower" see www.myspace.com/madderrose and use something like http://www.file2hd.com as a tool to download...I've got a group on Facebook for 'Madder Rose', not much but it has some info on them

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4601282419

jb said...

Haven't heard Madder Rose doing Star Power since the Panic On tour hit Bristol many moons ago. Cheers.

beard said...

Wow, thanks for this. I had no idea they even did a cover of Star Power. The first two Madder Rose albums were great, shame they are pretty much forgotten about by most these days.

Rocio said...

Oh, thanks a million for posting this. I adored Madder Rose, and that "Car Song" is excellent... I just found your blog and am loving it...

Thanks again ! :-)

XO

Albert said...

It's glad that Madder Rose still gets some recognition nowadays.

Car Song is an absolute gem! They shouldn't be forgotten.

Cooper said...

I can't thank you enough for posting these. I saw Madder Rose perform Starpower at Glastonbury in 1994 and I've been searching for their version ever since!