They’re nobody’s buzz bands anymore. But since 1993, MAGNET has discovered and documented more great music than memory will allow. The groups may have broken up or the albums may be out of print, but this time, history is written by the losers. Here are some of the finest albums that time forgot but we remembered in issue #75, plus all-new additions to our list of Lost Classics.
13: Netherregions // Jetset, 1997
Using a primitive version of ProTools—OK, a four-track and some Radio Shack cassettes—the members of Home spent the first half of the ’90s in Tampa, Fla., issuing volumes I through IX of their lunatic stoner folk. By the time of opus number 13, Home had relocated to New York and become darlings of the (mostly media-constructed) lo-fi bedroom-recording movement. Home’s bedroom, apparently, didn’t have walls: Netherregions embraces everything from disembodied boombox jams to sprawling piano nocturnes to acoustic hippie warblings from singer/keyboardist Eric Morrison.
Catching Up: Founding drummer Sean Martin rejoined the fold for 2006’s Sexteen, issued on Oneida’s Brah label. Morrison operates a studio and oversees Screw Music Forever, a label and recording collective.
“Our Blue Navy”: