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    The Datsuns

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    Genre:Rock & Roll, Rock
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Lucille lyrics
    2Little Bruise lyrics
    3Stuck Here For Days lyrics
    4System Overload lyrics
    5O Woe Is Me lyrics
    6I Got No Words lyrics
    Harmonic Generator lyrics
    8Blood Red lyrics
    9Sittin' Pretty lyrics
    10Lady lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1The Datsuns [2002]
    2Headstunts [2008]
    3Outta Sight Outta Mind [2004]
    4Deep Sleep


    Although six months earlier people were telling New Zealand's Datsuns to give up, by mid-2002 London's music press was hailing them as "genius." By then the Datsuns had already been playing their brand of garage rock for six years, ever since they met at school in Cambridge and formed a band called Trinket.

    Back in 1997, as Trinket, they won the local radio station's Battle of the Bands. The following year, now called the Datsuns, they won again. In the years that followed the group released only a handful of singles, all on vinyl and all on their own record label, Hell Squad Records. While beloved of student radio and known for their live Who-like performances, they were a relatively unknown group even at home. Things started to look up in March 2001, when a tour of Australia caused a bit of a stir, especially in Melbourne. Encouraged, the Datsuns made plans to take on London.

    First it was the fickle London music press which flocked to the group's gigs, jostling with each other to hail the Datsuns as the greatest thing they'd seen. Record companies followed, waving cheque books in their faces. One major-label boss flew in from New York to check out the action. Their London tour of duty had started with the band sleeping on other people's couches. Before long at least one hopeful record company was fronting hotel bills. In July 2002 the band signed with the V2 label. The band then prepped for the domestic release of their self-titled effort, which appeared in February 2003.

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       iFly_NL says:
      011-11-2006 21:00

      turning tricks baby, electric mistress

      Jesus, do I love this song!
       iFly_NL says:
      011-11-2006 20:58
      Strange and extraordinary way of making a love song, but hell yeah do I like it!

       iFly_NL says:
      011-11-2006 20:56
      The way they're hammering on the word 'smile' I love it!
       iFly_NL says:
      023-09-2006 10:19
      I Liked their first cd more!
       Saschag says:
      025-06-2006 02:46
      I love the datsuns and this song lol... NZ music rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
       cairowinters says:
      022-03-2006 22:57
      The vocals in this are wicked! I love it!
       cairowinters says:
      022-03-2006 22:54
      I love this song - it's catchy and fun and gets so stuck in your head. I love the vocals and guitar in this too.
       sarah_2204 says:
      011-03-2006 20:11
      hmm no discussion?
      this song is ok : )
      i like it
       Ed_harris says:
      014-01-2006 02:20
      This song rocks!
       Indie_Rose says:
      005-11-2005 19:46
      this song rox
      its really good>
      in fact im listen 2 it rite now
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