05 December 2010

MENSWEAR Nuisance 1995

Never heard of this British band but accidentally found them on Amazon and checked out the song samples. I'm sort of surprised I don't remember them because when I worked in radio, I knew a record rep who worked for Polygram, Menswear's label, and he'd send me boxes of free CDs, most of which ended up being sold to supplement my meager indie record store income.
Anyhow, back to Menswear. Bad name for a band, but a pretty good Britpop record that almost sounds like a male version of Elastica at times. And that's fine with me.


IHateThe90s said...


Anonymous said...

i remember Menswear. They were absolutely awful. You should hear the record they did after.... just wretched.

Mr. Endshiftresign! said...

Menswear was a second-tier Britpop band that did get some airplay on MTV's Alternative Nation, as well as here in Manila, on the late great NU 107. Not as bad as described above, but the band name does suck. Haha.