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Feeder in general
Member Name: Del_Boy
Feeder in general
Date: 27/10/01, updated on 27/10/01 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Good band
To prove that I am a man of my word and as a person has asked for more - here it is.
Feeder how they started
The band members for Feeder originally came from Wales, though the band was actually formed by lead singer Grant Lee and Drummer Jon Lee whilst in London. A small while later Tokyo born Takyo Hirose was added to the ranks and Feeder were born.
Feeder started off with an EP called Two Colours which was released in 1995 which was quite well receieved in certain quarters though is pretty much unknown and so didn't sell in any quantity. After that they released a 6 track mini album called 'Swim'. Swim has recently been rereleased which the addition of several videos and a few extra tracks. After that they released several singles such as 'Stereo World', 'Cement' and 'Tangerine'. The album Polythene was released in 1997 and receieved some critical acclaim, again the album never sold in vast numbers, but it would be very hard to call it a failuire - it was a very good album that has since sold pretty well.
In 1999 they released an album called 'Yesterday went too soon' singles released off the album were all well receieved, as was the album itself. Feeder had finally arrived into the more mainstream market.
That was cemented by their appearence on the soundtrack for several games, Polyphonic Studios 'Gran Turismo' for example featured several Feeder tracks, such as: Sweet 16 and Tangerine.
This year they released the follow up to their last album, this album receieved critical acclaim again, and did well in the album charts. Buck Rogers the first single reached number 4 in the charts and has become something of a cult classic. Several other singles have been released since, such as 7 days in the sun, and Turn (which was very underated).
Since that album, Feeder have as mentioned earlier made an appearence on the s
oundtrack of "Gran Turismo 3" which is a very popular game and has no doubt served to increase their growing popularity even further.
I hope that this review has educated a little bit more as to who Feeder are, or what their origins were.
Feeder are soon to be releasing a new EP, the lead song from that EP will be called 'Just a day'. Feeder fans may recognise that, the song appeared on one of the Seven days in the sun singles as a bonus track, and was instantly adored by all who heard it.
Later on the song was then used, along with Buck Rogers and Seven days in the sun, on the soundtrack to the very successful Playstation 2 game - Gran Turismo.
First of all, about the song, it's a very good song. You can sing a long to it (and you will do that I betcha) you can also play air guitar along to it (which is nice). Lyrically it's not the best song in the World, but nor was Buck Rogers and that was such a brilliant song. Feeder have something of a talent for incorporating brilliant tunes into their songs, this song is no exception. The music is fast, loud without drowning out Grant's voice (the lead singer) and compliments the song perfectly.
'How come it ended up like this? And who's going to catch me when I'm coming down, to hit the ground again?'
Worthy of note is the video for this song, which was shown on the end of the last weeks episode of CD-UK. It is very funny, I will describe it further, on the website they were asking for fans to send in videos of themselves singing along, playing air guitar etc in their houses/bedrooms to this song. The fans responded, and the band picked out their favourites.
The video is lots of clips of the fans, which is a novel video making approach and is also a very funny one. So keep an eye out for the video.
Also, on the EP is a cover version of an old Police song called, 'I can'
;t stand losing you'. I have heard a little of them doing this, via a pretty poor Real Player link last night, it seems to be a faithful cover of it though.