Eyes Adrift

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Eyes Adrift
OriginUnited States
GenresCowpunk, Alternative rock, Alternative Country
Years active2002–2003
LabelsSpinART Records
Associated actsNirvana, Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Volcano, Meat Puppets, Sublime with Rome
Past membersKrist Novoselic
Curt Kirkwood
Bud Gaugh

Eyes Adrift (known in Australia as Bud, Curt & Krist) was a three-piece rock supergroup consisting of Krist Novoselic (bass guitar, formerly of Nirvana), Curt Kirkwood (guitar and lead vocals, of Meat Puppets), and Bud Gaugh (drums, formerly of Sublime and Long Beach Dub Allstars).[1] They released a self-titled album in 2002, which was a mixture of punk, grunge, and country, taking all of their previous backgrounds and putting them together.[2] They toured the United States in mid-2002.[3][4] They later broke up in 2003, after their debut album flopped. Kirkwood and Gaugh went on to form the supergroup band known as Volcano. The album is currently out of print. Novoselic went on to record songs with Foo Fighters and become a political activist in Seattle, Washington.[5]

In Australia, there was another group called "Eyes Adrift", and rather than pay to license that name, the trio called the band and album "Bud, Curt & Krist".[6]

Discography[edit]

Self-titled album[edit]

Eyes Adrift
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Studio album by
Eyes Adrift
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2002
Recorded2001/2002
GenreRock
Length58:59
LabelspinART
Singles from Eyes Adrift
  1. "Alaska"
    Released: March 3, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [7]
Trouser Press(favorable) [8]

Eyes Adrift (Bud, Curt & Krist in Australia), the band's only album, was released on September 24, 2002.[9] "Alaska" was the album's only single, released on March 3, 2003 in the UK.[10]

On the cover of the Australian version of the album, the band members' faces were reordered to accord with the title.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sleight of Hand" – 4:11
  2. "Alaska" – 2:51
  3. "Inquiring Minds" – 2:46
  4. "Untried" – 3:56
  5. "Blind Me" – 4:01
  6. "Dottie Dawn & Julie Jewel" – 3:04
  7. "Solid" – 3:37
  8. "Pyramids" – 5:13
  9. "Telescope" – 4:06
  10. "Slow Race" – 5:00
  11. "What I Said" – 4:34
  12. "Pasted" – 15:33

"Inquiring Minds" is dedicated to JonBenét Ramsey.

The Japanese edition of the album, released on January 29, 2003 includes two additional tracks; "Son of Pasted" (also known as "The Jerk") and "The Cup & The Lip".

"Alaska" single[edit]

The CD single to "Alaska", released on December 2, 2003 includes the tracks: "The Jerk" and "The Cup & the Lip".[11]

Personnel[edit]

Novoselic sings lead on "Inquiring Minds", "Dottie Dawn & Julie Jewel" and "Pasted",[14] while Kirkwood handles the rest of the lead vocals.[15][16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eyes Adrift discography". RateYourMusic. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  2. ^ "Album: Eyes Adrift". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  3. ^ "EYES ADRIFT Announce U.S. Tour". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2002-08-22. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  4. ^ "Eyes Adrift play Schuba's tonight". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ "Nirvana Bassist Turns Politician". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  6. ^ "Eyes Adrift | Kreative Kontrol". vishkhanna.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  7. ^ O'Neill, Brian (2002-09-24). "Eyes Adrift - Eyes Adrift". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-07-18.
  8. ^ "Eyes Adrift". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved 2011-07-18.
  9. ^ "Eyes Adrift". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  10. ^ Simpson, Dave (2003-01-10). "CD review: Eyes Adrift, Eyes Adrift". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  11. ^ "Eyes Adrift - Alaska". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  12. ^ "Los Jazz Vatos". www.losjazzvatos.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  13. ^ "John Plymale | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  14. ^ Luerssen, John D. (2002-08-27). "Novoselic Focuses on Eyes Adrift". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  15. ^ "Eyes Adrift: Eyes Adrift Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  16. ^ O'Callaghan, Bren. "BBC - Music - Review of Eyes Adrift - Eyes Adrift". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  17. ^ "Riffstation". play.riffstation.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.

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