Hovercraft related bands and music.
Hovercraft was formed in 1993 by Sadie 7 and Cambell 2000. Previously
they had played together in Space Helmet which was formed when
Sadie first moved to Seattle. Also in Space Helmet was Cambell's
brother and other members of the band Magnog. After Space Helmet
broke up, Cambell moved to New York only to move back to Seattle. Hovercraft
released one single, "0,0,0,1" with their first drummer Jerome230 aka
Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam
and Sadie's husband). After he left the band, they took a year and a half
break before they found a new drummer named Carl. With Carl they recorded
"Stereo Specific Polymerization" were on Repellint Records. But in 1997
they went to Mute America Records with "Akathisia". Later dash 11 replaced
Carl completing the band. Their latest album "Experiment Below" came out
after 5 years of work and thought. Durring one tour Sadie's husband Eddie
Vedder of Pearl Jam sat in
on drums. He also has an alias for the band, but I'm not sure what it
is at the moment.
Zero Zero Zero One, 7" on Repellant Records, 1995.
Hovercraft, 10" on Repellant Records, 1996.
Akathisia, CD/LP on Mute Records, 1997
Hovercraft/Scanner Remixes, CD LP on Mute Records, 1997.
Experiment Below, CD LP on Mute Records, 1998.
Hovercraft - Akathisia
Released in February 1997 on the Mute U.S. label, the album features
1. Quiet Room (44)
2. Angular Momentum
4. Vagus Nerve
5. De-Orbit Burn
Editorial Review from Amazon.com
The debut album by the Seattle trio Hovercraft isn't exactly everyone's
bottle of Nyquil. With five instrumentals spread out over nearly 65
minutes, even dedicated space-rock fans might find their attention wandering
at times. The grooves range from lulling to ethereal to downright somnambulistic.
And as might be expected from a set of improvised music recorded live
in one take, more than a few ideas crash and burn on the launch pad.
On the other hand, if modern lo-fi psychedelic excursions are your thing,
Hovercraft may well be your ticket to the dark side of the moon. The
trippy combo first came together in 1993, and its members prefer to
be known by the ridiculous robotic handles of Campbell 2000 (guitar),
Sadie 7 (bass), and Karl 3-30 (drums), in part to avoid critics constantly
noting that Sadie is in fact Mrs. Eddie Vedder. (Oops, sorry, did it
again.) But while listeners might accuse Hovercraft of sounding like
Hawkwind circa In Search of Space no one will ever mistake droning ditties
like "quiet room (44)" and "de-orbit burn" for "Evenflow" or "Jeremy."
If you ask me, Campbell ought to drop the pseudonym, come forward, and
take a bow, because he's an imaginative guitarist with an impressive
arsenal of weird tones at his command. Using homemade tape-loop devices,
jury-rigged effects pedals, and "absolutely nothing digital" (a point
of pride), Campbell conjures the sounds of satellites making love, radar
systems retching, and synthesizers waking up in the morning. Even if
akathisia drags in spots, Campbell makes it worth your while to stay
with it, because let's face it: It ain't every day you hear those sorts
of things. Jim Derogatis
Hovercraft - Experiment Below
Released in September 1998 on the Mute U.S Label, the album features
2. Phantom Limb
3. Transmitter Down
6. Wire Trace
You can also try the following Ebay search. They sometimes show up there.
"The Hovercraft Diaries". Written, recorded, produced and
performed by singer/songwriter/producer Lance Davis (formerly of Sheltondavis)
and guitarist Chris Horne, Latebloom possesses a raw, pure energy with
a sassy sound and positive message.
The Minneapolis based band firetrucs released an album in 2002
titled Hovercraft LP. The band hasn't done anything in a while, but they
do have a myspace profile. There songs are available from iTunes and CDBaby.
The CD can also be purchased
1. All I Need
3. Hats Off to (Rivers) Cuomo
5. No Sound
6. Two to be Twisted
7. Anthumb '02