Queer For Astroboy
Queer For Astroboy
Though "Disaffected" stands as their official output, their relatively considerable catalogue still circulates on scattered demos and bootlegs-- releases of varying quality that reveal Sweeney's evolving songwriting skills as well as the band's musical growth from typical alt-pop-punk to a more distinct, moody, singular post-alt style. Employing alternate guitar tunings, shifty rythms and unique song structures, the later material still manages to retain melodic accessibility-- all of which suggested the potential of a career shortened by label and legal troubles, mostly centering on Sweeney's crippling heroin addiction, which culminated in a prison term that effectively ended the band's brief, productive period. Though ultimately the source of their demise, the turmoil served as compelling thematic material which Q-FAB explored from their earliest demos to their last recorded output. Rare live shows, an occassional spin on college radio and a few indie-film soundtrack credits are all that remain from Q-FAB's too-short lifespan, marked by promise wasted on the usual rock-and-roll pitfalls, perhaps their only venture into typical rock cliche. DISCOGRAPHY: "Bump into Fate," Compilation, ('Irishman's Blues,' 'Disaffected') Paint Chip, 1995 "Disaffected," (full length) CD, Paint Chip, 1996 Charlie Sweeney (Solo) "Sink Into Solo," ('Finish What You Started') Compilation, Paint Chip, 1998 "Shimmer," and "Disaffected," appear on the soundtrack to Talon Film's 1998 release, "Advising Michael" BOOTLEGS, DEMOS, OUTTAKES Q-FAB "One," (full length CD) deadstarlight music, 2001 Q-FAB "Two," (full length CD) deadstarlight music, 2001 "Disaffected," "Sink Into Solo," Bump Into Fate," are available online, at select specialty shops and through mail order from Paint Chip Records; Albany, New York. Q-FAB "One," and Q-FAB "Two" remain rare, limited run releases, with only a combined 1000 copies believed to be in circulation. -30- Read more on Last.fm.
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