The Curse of Singapore Sling

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The Curse of Singapore Sling
Studio album by Singapore Sling
Released August 2002 (Iceland)
17 June 2003 (U.S.)
Genre Neo-psychedelia, shoegaze, noise pop
Length 41:00
Label Hitt (Iceland)
Stinky (U.S.)
Singapore Sling chronology
The Curse of Singapore Sling
(2002)
Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Los Angeles Times unknown[3]

The Curse of Singapore Sling (also known simply as The Curse Of) is the first studio album by the Icelandic neo-psychedelia band Singapore Sling. It was released in August 2002 by record label Hitt.

Background[edit]

An 8-track demo version of the opening track, "Overdriver", was made available online on the Iceland Airwaves music festival website in 2001. The MP3 was titled "Overdrive".[citation needed]

The following track, "Dirty Water", is a cover of the 1966 hit single by garage rock band The Standells.

Edda (Hitt Records), the now-defunct Icelandic label, produced a music video for "Listen". No single was actually released. The black-and-white clip was directed by Arni Thor Jonsson from the Reykjavík studio Sagofilm and was released in Iceland on 22 October 2002.[4] It shows girls from a volleyball league wearing bikinis and dancing.

Release[edit]

The album was released in August 2002 on CD by Hitt Records, and was licensed and released in the United States a year later by the independent label Stinky Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Overdriver" – 3:46
  2. "Summer Garden" – 2:56
  3. "Nuthin' Ain't Bad" – 3:38
  4. "Midnight" – 5:33
  5. "No Soul Man" – 4:21
  6. "Roadkill" (instrumental) – 4:36
  7. "Listen" – 4:31
  8. "Heart Of Chrome" – 3:07
  9. "Chantissity" – 3:46
  10. "Dirty Water" (The Standells cover) – 6:46

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "The Curse of Singapore Sling – Singapore Sling | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Singapore Sling". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (23 July 2003). "Singapore Sling The Curse of Singapore Sling...". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Singapore Sling - Listen". YouTube. 20 November 2006. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

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