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Time Was

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    Original old stock LP of Mosquito's debut full-length 'Time Was'.
    1993 Co-release by ERL Records and Smells Like Records.
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An outsider-rock supergroup starring Jad Fair on guitar and vocals, Tim Foljahn (Two-Dollar Guitar) on guitar, James McNew (Christmas, Yo La Tengo) on bass and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) on drums, Mosquito sounds more like a proper group than a lot of Fair's duet projects, which basically sound like Jad Fair bashing away on top of songs by Teenage Fanclub, Yo La Tengo, R. Stevie Moore or whoever else he's collaborating with. These 20 brief songs are both more unique and slightly weirder than that; songs like "Automatic Vaudeville" mix low, grinding guitar riffs and Shelley's typically excellent drumming with muttered vocals that are far removed from Fair's familiar yelp. Others, like the brilliantly-titled "Don't See Twin Peaks The Movie," are low-key, moody instrumentals that are minimal but surprisingly straightforward. Experimental but entertaining, Time Was sounds less like Half Japanese than any other project Jad Fair has ever been involved with. Stewart Mason AllMusic

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released June 6, 1993

Jad Fair
Tim Foljahn
James McNew
Steve Shelley

Recorded and Mixed by Fred Brockman at Snacktime Studio in Hoboken, NJ

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Mosquito Hoboken, New Jersey

Bringing together some of the East Coast's strongest indie musicians, Mosquito is the union of Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, Jad Fair of Half Japanese, and Tim Foljahn from Two Dollar Guitar. The result is a sound that veers unexpectedly from noise to country to blues to jangly garage music. ... more

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