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Hovercraft was an experimental / group, formed in 1993 in Seattle, Washington. It was co-founded by its core duo of guitarist/samplist/tape looper Ryan Shinn (aka Ryan Campbell, Campbell 2000), and bassist Beth Liebling (aka Sadie 7, ex-wife of Eddie Vedder) out of the ashes of the band Space Helmet, which also included members of Magnog. Hovercraft has been cited as one of the most abrasive, non-commercial sounding bands ever to receive major-label distribution for its… read more

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  • finnish Fleshpress derived a lot & got same vibe, especially their Pillars album
  • Would kill to hear anything by Space Helmet. (I doubt the Space Helmet on last.fm is the one that evolved into Hovercraft.)
  • Most mind-shattering live experience ever. I still don't think I can comprehend those 40 minutes I saw in '98. Campbell 2000 totally rearranged my paradigm of what the guitar can be/do. Great basslines too, of course. And their drummers got progressively awesomer, finishing with one of the all-time greats in my opinion, Dash 11.
  • Can't believe how little internet presence Hovercraft has (seriously, an ANGELFIRE PAGE??). But while the pickings are slim, the gold comes in huge nuggets, like this archive of 26 live sets(!!!): http://www.bradleycomer.com/hovercraft/livemusic.html I never realized they played with Boredoms in 99, which was right in the Super æ/VCN sweet spot, until tonight, and my heart is kind of retroactively broken to have missed that.
  • If you like this, check out the side-project Schema: Hovercraft plus Mary Hansen from Stereolab.
  • just rediscovering Experiment Below..such a great record
  • Find HOVERCRAFT & SCHEMA by Hovercraft music : http://www.myspace.com/_HOVERCRAFT_ ; http://www.myspace.com/_SCHEMA_ Cheers !
  • so great
  • 11,000 plays is all this band has from people? Disgusting... way too obscure for this genius music!

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