The Telescopes were lazily lumped in with the 90s Shoegaze scene but while My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Slowdive have all been revived and newly appreciated these have been somewhat forgotten. Their 1989 debut is one of the great, unsung albums of all time. It’s not really Shoegaze other than it shares the same billowing sheets of guitar noise, it rocks harder than Nirvana, is way more messed up than Spacemen 3, and would go on to inspire Brian Jonestown Massacre and countless neo-Psych rock bands like Thee Oh Sees – but ‘Taste’ leaves them all in the dust. It’s a stunning, visceral slab of joyously scuzzy noise. Telescopes are still a going concern, with Stephen Lawrie the only original member and are as uncompromising as ever – but there are rumblings of something to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqvG99sfDZg
Three men were in the band who made the greatest single ever released. All three have died in the last couple of years now that Fast Eddie Clarke has joined Lemmy and Phil Taylor. Rest in rackey lads.