The Radio One Sessions

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1 Annie [Elastica] 1:23 $1.49 Buy
2 Spastica [Elastica] 2:41 $1.49 Buy
3 Line Up [Elastica] 3:20 $1.49 Buy
4 Vaseline [Elastica] 1:28 $1.49 Buy
5 Brighton Rock [Elastica] 2:04 $1.49 Buy
6 In The City [Elastica] 1:38 $1.49 Buy
7 Waking Up [Elastica] 3:25 $1.49 Buy
8 Four Wheeling [Elastica] 2:34 $1.49 Buy
9 Hold Me Now [Elastica] 2:33 $1.49 Buy
10 Ba Ba Ba [Elastica] 2:41 $1.49 Buy
11 All For Gloria [Elastica] 3:10 $1.49 Buy
12 I Wanna Be A King Of Orient Aah [Elastica] 2:13 $1.49 Buy
13 Rock 'n' Roll [Elastica] 2:21 $1.49 Buy
14 2:1 [Elastica] 2:37 $1.49 Buy
15 I Want You [Elastica] 4:12 $1.49 Buy
16 Only Human [Elastica] 3:32 $1.49 Buy
17 A Love Like Ours [Elastica] 2:35 $1.49 Buy
18 KB [Elastica] 3:20 $1.49 Buy
19 Da Da Da [Elastica] 3:49 $1.49 Buy
20 Generator [Elastica] 1:55 $1.49 Buy
21 Your Arse My Place [Elastica] 1:54 $1.49 Buy

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The Radio One Sessions is a compilation of BBC Radio One sessions recorded by Britpop group Elastica. The album is notable for the appearance of several songs not included on any other Elastica release.

Elastica broke up by the end of 2001, leaving only two albums and a string of singles behind, and even though I've never found a copy of that second album (after a five-year silence, no one seemed to be interested in giving it a decent distribution), I will admit right way that they're one of my favorite British bands of the nineties. They didn't invent anything new, but very few bands were able to use their influences to such great affect as Elastica. They pulled off what many other bands tried, but failed to do: they were tough but accessible, detached but sexy, and they used great guitar parts in edgy post-punk that avoided the classic traps. During the course of this compilation, which gathers material from seven sessions recorded between 1993 (way before the release of their debut album) and 1999 (when they were preparing their sophomore release), it once again becomes clear what a dedicated band they were: even the weakest tracks are delivered with enough hooks, cool melodies and attitude to make them sound irresistible after all. The band tears through seven songs from their first album: both Annie and Vaseline, lethal tunes armed with hairpins and spiked dog collars, are over in less than eighty seconds, Line Up gets a less tight intro than its studio counterpart, but is equally catchy, and the naughty Car Song (here still called Four Wheeling) and Hold Me Now constitute a magnificent duo.