Click on the link here for Audio Player – Elastica live at Bristol Sound City Festival – April 18, 1995 – RAI Radio 2
Staying with the 90s again this week and one of the less-celebrated bands of the Brit-Pop Invasion, Elastica. Fronted by the charismatic (and somewhat toothsome) Justine Frischmann, Elastica created a stir early-on both here and in the UK. Their debut album did very well everywhere and they were voted one of the bands-to-watch in 1995. But things got a little wobbly, and there was a lawsuit over plagiarism that didn’t go down too well. Band members left, citing exhaustion from non-stop touring. And their follow-up album in 2000 was greeted with underwhelming sales and mixed reviews. And by 2001 everyone called it a day.
But for a time they were the next big thing. And this concert, recorded at the 1995 Bristol Sound City Festival on April 18th finds them in peak form. The concert was broadcast over RAI Radio 2, which explains the excited announcements in Italian here and there.
Elastica were one of those bands that made the 90s interesting, and in retrospect, quite a lot of fun to listen to.
This one really does need to be cranked up for.