Get our newsletter: The week in new music and the podcast.

Podcast Episode
Season
Eleven
number
552
Type
Album Review
Post Date
8/10/2021

Rusty

552 Fluke by Rusty

Fluke

Label
Handsome Boy, BMG Music
Release year
1995
Producer
Chris Wardman

On their 1995 debut Fluke, Rusty criss-cross genres with layers of ragged garage rock fuzz over raspy shredded vocals to maximum effect

Rusty's 1995 debut album Fluke pulls off a neat trick, sound both of the times and yet somehow ticking the boxes of previous generations. There is the swampy garage blues of "Warning" that Royal Trux or Beck would appreciate as much as ZZ Top of Rory Gallagher. There is a blast of hardcore-ish punk on the aptly titled "Punk" and nods from everyone to the Stooges, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr. and The Replacements across the record. Separated, the guitars might sound too gnarly or the drums to lo-fi, but the overall combination mostly finds the sweet spot.

Coming soon

We haven't reviewed this record yet. However, you can compell us to grab our shovels and dig it out. Request a review and we'll devote a full episode to discussing this album. Heck we might even invite you on as a guest. Support the show and help rock fans discover a lost album of the 90's.

Patreon: $2.50 a month

Support us for the year (12 consecutive months), and you’ll be rewarded with an album review for 2017 that you can join us to talk about.

Visit Patreon

PayPal Donation: $30.00

This is the fastest option to get your recommendation on the show. Make a donation and put the artist and album title in the payment comments. We’ll follow up with any questions and let you know the episode release date.

Donate
Listen on Apple Podcasts

Get A new episode every tuesday morning!

Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Groovy Dead
  • 13:22 - Misogyny
  • 18:07 - K.D. Lang
  • 19:52 - Warning
  • 23:50 - Punk
  • Outro - California

Follow us to know when this episode is available

We are a weekly podcast with new episodes published every Tuesday morning. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to get new episode delivered to you. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for episode releases, previews and 90's rock news.

View in iTunes
Social media

Playlist

Spotify playlist for this episode

Fluke