"Nudeswirl" (Megaforce; 1993)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Nudeswirl only released one album; this, their self-titled CD. 

Nudeswirl was a trio out of New Jersey who contributed to the grunge scene but never really got the accolades that Nirvana and Soundgarden received. Because they hailed from the Garden State they were able to put their own spin on the Seattle sound that became grunge. This alone should have given them an edge and, with their different zip code, this could have made those who salivated for the flannel attire appreciate a band like Nudeswirl. Unfortunately, they were missed by the mainstream.

I donít own much "grunge" because it all started to sound the same after a while but this disc is different in that the guitar work is very good and stands just above the tree stump message and music that was tossed like Frisbees by all the record companies during the 90s. Iím on a vision quest to find the perfect guitar CD and Iíll wade through as many guitar heavy CDs I can find. The talent these guys have should have put them on the list with the grunge bands that made it big. 

With the music sounding more like Alice In Chains as the disc plays on I canít help but champion these guys. Even if it is too late for a reunion, you at least owe it to yourself to give Nudeswirl a listen. The vocals are tight and the drums are very well done.

If you liked The Big F, Crowbar, or Mind Funk then Nudeswirl would be in the same vein.

The best cuts are "Sooner Or Later," "Buffalo," and "Dammed.

Nudeswirl: Diz Cortright Ė guitar; Shane Green Ė vocals; Woody Newland Ė drums; Chris Wargo Ė bass.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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