Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nuisance - Confusion Hill LP

Lookout (1991)

I'm always looking to go back through the 90's to check out bands that either didn't do it for me at the time or that I just completely missed for one reason or another. Nuisance definitely falls into the latter category. Aside from vague memories of seeing their name in Lookout catalogs, I never had the records or even knew anyone who recommended them at the time.

It's probably for the best, I don't think I would have liked this as much when I was 20 as I do now. Not saying this record is a slam dunk. There's a sludgy stoner vibe throughout the record that's not usually my cup of tea, but when the band stumbles onto a hook, they really make the most of it. I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for their other album, Sunny Side Down, which from what I am reading is a bit poppier than Confusion Hill. Maybe what I'm reading is wrong, but time will tell.

Also, I'm a little bummed that this record's cover has the corner cut off.  that wasn't mentioned in the description when I bought it.  Not the end of the world, but I may need to replace the cover of this guy if I can find one at a good price.

Nuisance - Way Lame:

Nuisance - Dragonfly:


  1. It's been a while since i've seen this one. I actually think the Sunny Side Down LP was slightly a bit better than this one but hell... pretty overlooked band in my opinion.

    I really like the northern California stuff from that era, especially slightly "grungy" bands like Fuel, Pot Valiant and Nuisance.

  2. Glad you like the record all these years later! I played bass in the band, have a lot of great memories from those times!

    1. Well, I'm still on the lookout (get it?) for the Sunny Side Down LP. Once I pick that up I'll post about it on this site too. Thanks for dropping by.

    2. Guess I forgot to check back in here....

      Good luck finding a copy of Sunny Side Down. Let me know if you wnat me to make you MP3s of the only CD I have. It was my favorite of the two records we did but what do I know???!!!


    3. Thanks for the offer, but I'll just stay on the hunt for the vinyl!