Elastica's debut album may cop a riff here and there from Wire or the Stranglers, yet no more than Led Zeppelin did with Willie Dixon or the Beach Boys with Chuck Berry. The key is context. Elastica can make the rigid artiness of Wire into a rocking, sexy single with more hooks than anything on Pink Flag ("Connection") or rework the Stranglers' "No More Heroes" into a more universal anthem that loses none of its punkiness ("Waking Up"). But what makes Elastica such an intoxicating record is not only the way the 16 songs speed by in 40 minutes, but that they're nearly all classics. The riffs are angular like early Adam & the Ants, the melodies tease like Blondie, and the entire band is as tough as the Clash, yet they never seem anything less than contemporary.
With this release Aqui, allay aculla, Banda Elastica celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. As fast as possible, our most expensive asset: time, present when we listen to ourselves in retrospective. Diluted decades in a few petrified glimpses with a specific weight and an element of their own… the facts the way they were, no regrets because the past is at its best and what a production to prove it!
Innuendos and rumours were the only indication that Elastica was still a band during much of the late '90s, until 6 Track EP suddenly materialized in late August 1999. It was released to commemorate the band's comeback festival concerts, but designed not to draw too much attention to itself – as a six-track EP, it was ineligible for the singles and album charts, thereby removing any commercial expectations placed upon the band.
L’opera, giunta alla sua seconda edizione dopo l’ampio consenso ottenuto dalla precedente, si compone di tre volumi e si propone di fornire una trattazione unitaria dei principali aspetti del comportamento meccanico delle strutture, dai più classici (relativi alla loro risposta elastica), …
13 is the sixth album by English alternative rock band Blur, released in March 1999. The album reached number one in the UK Albums Chart and number 80 in the US Billboard 200. 13 spawned three hit singles: "Tender", "Coffee & TV" and "No Distance Left to Run". The album has been certified Platinum in the UK. 13 sees the band moving further away from their Britpop past into more cerebral and denser musical territory. Some of the songs, however, are evocative of songs from their previous efforts, such as "Bugman", "Coffee & TV", "1992" and "Optigan 1". Much of the album was inspired by Damon Albarn's breakup with Elastica singer Justine Frischmann. Two of the singles, "Tender" and "No Distance Left to Run", describe Albarn's love for Frischmann and his struggle to move on.