For American fans, Australia's Smudge are probably best known for their Lemonheads connection. Tom Morgan (guitar and vocals) co-wrote a bunch of songs with Evan Dando, and The Lemonheads have covered Smudge songs like "Divan" and "Tenderfoot." That's how I had discovered them, and last week the band put a live recording from 1993 on their Bandcamp. Live In Adelaide, February 1993 is a fairly rough recording, but it's from 1993 and most live recordings from back then are fairly rough. But, if you were a fan of alternative rock/indie rock in the early 90's, you're going to love this. It's eight songs filled with fuzzy and jangly guitars, irresistibly catchy songs, and nostalgia even if you don't know Smudge. Because even if you don't know Smudge by name, you probably do.
You can listen to the live recording of "Divan" below. Live In Adelaide, February 1993 is available for the "name your price" option at Bandcamp. If you do choose free, be sure to give Smudge a follow over at Facebook.