Drop Nineteens – National Coma

After the debut album, the Drop Nineteens went through cataclysmic line-up changes and from listenable indie also-rans they suddenly became a grunge outfit not entirely unlike their fellow Boston counterparts The Pixies.  A different line up meant a different sound Greg Ackell and bassist Steve Zimmerman were the only member leftover from Delaware the other 3 had long gone.  The dreamy washes of Delaware were nowhere to be seen and National Coma sounds very raw in comparison.

Drop Nineteens : National Coma

Limp
All Swimmers Are Brothers
Skull
Cuban
Rot Winter
Martini Love
7/8
Franco Inferno
My Hotel Deb
Moses Brown
Superfeed
The Dead
Royal

3 thoughts on “Drop Nineteens – National Coma

  1. Great Post Russell

    Hope all is well and you are enjoying the pre X-mas atmosphere

    Talk soon

    David Lignon

    Le mer. 27 nov. 2019 à 18:45, I was a Teenage Shoegazer a écrit :

    > Russell Hiscox posted: “After the debut album, the Drop Nineteens went > through cataclysmic line-up changes and from listenable indie also-rans > they suddenly became a grunge outfit not entirely unlike their fellow > Boston counterparts The Pixies. A different line up meant a diffe” >

  2. A great band, of their two albums I think I preferred Delaware, but this has some good tracks too. Managed to see them live at Norwich Arts Centre back in the day.

    Whatever happened to Greg Ackell? They just seemed to all vanish without a trace, the only person with any kind of internet presence these days is Paula Kelley.

  3. There was a recent decanting of the band and its different incarnations in this very well researched article https://bostonhassle.com/five-ex-drop-nineteens-tell-their-story/
    It concludes with no input from Greg Ackell, who seems to be running a flower shop and not doing any music at all anymore (not to be confused with the awesome Robin Proper-Shephard of God Machine and Sofia who had a recording studio and labal called The Flower Shop!). It seems a reunion won’t be forthcoming. I couldn’t stand the change from noise shoegaze to very arch and clever summer pop, I will try again though.

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