I am talking about the Slough band not the band from Phoenix. Their home town status qualified Thousand Yard Stare to be part of the Thames Valley scene. The students loved them and they all looked like students. Long sleeve t-shirts and fringes. I had seen them a few times and was the proud owner of a ‘Stifled Aardvark’ t-shirt (see picture). Stifled Aardvark were the Thousand Yard Stare’s record label.
You could singalong to their songs and they were so catchy. Hands On the debut album is brilliant. A delightful blend of jangling guitars, catchy riffs and lovely melodies More pop than the other scenester of the time. Buttermouth was a floor filler.
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