Thursday, May 10, 2012

Artist: Slowburn, Album, Slowburn, Song: Whatever

Slowburn were a rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia.  They formed during the early nineties and released one independent album in 1994 before signing with the Handsome Boy record label.  They released their major label self titled debut in 1996.  Handsome Boy was run by a man named, Jeff Rogers, who found earlier success while managing The Crash Test Dummies.  He then started up this label which included some talented young bands like Rusty and Groovy Religion.  Slowburn were Robert Watkins, Harvey Windsor, Cliff Boyd and Charles Boname.  Their self titled debut was produced at the legendary Mushroom Studios by Chris Wardman (see blog 10/4/11) of Blue Peter fame.  When you look back at Canada's alternative rock scene during the 90's and some of the bands that encompassed it.  You'd be hard pressed to find an album that wasn't produced by Wardman.  He had his hands all over this album along with some pretty big releases from Rusty, Sons Of Freedom as well as The Watchmen.  Slowburn's album received some strong radio and video rotation upon it's release.  The lead track, Whatever, is one of those long lost alternative gems.  Everyone can remember how the song goes but often forget the band's name.  You can check out the video at  The album also featured the talents of 54-40's Dave Genn and included an XTC cover entitled, Complicated Game.  Unfortunately though, the band broke up after this release.  You can purchase the album on Itunes though.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!