Lost Genius III – The Drop Nineteens

The Drop Nineteens almost made a splash in the early 1990s with a song called Winona, which helped their first album, Delaware, to chart in the UK (though not, as far as I know in the States). After this album, there was a fairly complete change in personnel, and they recorded a second, and much less successful album, National Coma. The DN were signed to Hut at the time, and it would be difficult to escape the suspicion that they suffered from the success of label mates The Smashing Pumpkins at the time that National Coma was released in 1993.

Anyhow, irrespective of label politics, National Coma was a very different album to its predecessor, with a punchier guitar sounds allied to good song writing. I can’t find any footage of them live from the National Coma era, nor are there any videos from the album (apologies), but if you’re inclined you can listen to the tracks below. I’d really recommend buying the album though, you can pick it up for a couple of quid on Amazon.

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3 replies »

  1. i was going to post a comment to say i didn’t think they were that great, and then i listened to a bit of limp, and remembered just how good they are!

    Good solid Indie fun…

  2. Yep, that’s the sad thing about them. I really don’t like Delaware all that much, but National Coma deserves more!

  3. i must dig them out. been years since i’ve listened to either of them, but did like them both at the time. Did they tour recently enough, or am i making that up?

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