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The Folk Implosion

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1993 – 2004)

The Folk Implosion (or occasionally The Lou Barlow Folk Implosion) was an indie rock band which formed in Boston, Massachusetts, United States in 1993. The band originally consisted of just Lou Barlow (vocals, bass) and John Davis (guitar, drums), but after Davis’ departure, Barlow hired Imaad Wasif (guitar) and Russ Pollard (drums) to replace him. The band is best known for their 1995 single “Natural One” from the film “Kids”. The song was a surprise hit in the United States and aside from hitting #4 on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts, also hit No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, a rarity for an indie rock band. The band split in 2004.

Lou Barlow formed The Folk Implosion with John Davis in the 1990s as a way to explore different kinds of music that his other band Sebadoh did not normally play. “The Lou Barlow Folk Implosion,” as it is sometimes called, took its name as a tribute to the band The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Another incarnation of this band went under the name Deluxx Folk Implosion, which featured Bob Fay, who worked with Lou Barlow in Sebadoh, on drums.
Folk Implosion briefly stepped to the forefront of the alternative rock scene with their song Natural One which was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Kids (Kids) and received strong airplay on alternative rock format radio stations.

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  • Rainman45

    The Folk Implosion – Spoiled

    13 May 2:49pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    One of the great success of the 90's, unfortunetaly under the radar.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • wavescrashing

    "Easy" is so underrated, one of their best songs.

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mihdalponte

    KIDS brought me here, and now I'm in love with F.I :)))

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • skazzembar

    http://lovelesswhizzkid.bandcamp.com/ Axelle in Wonderland by Loveless Whizzkid expertly recorded by Sacha Tilotta and mastered by Bob Weston

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • bit188

    fantastic, fantastic!!

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Smapizard

    I came here expecting folk... Well, I was surprised. Pleasantly surprised. This is some good shit. [2]

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • cat-dentures

    wow. the kids ost is brilliant. wasn't a big fan of the movie, but the soundtrack is solid. more than solid. so solid it hurts. hot damnbalam. must have more.

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • sglangdon

    I came here expecting folk... Well, I was surprised. Pleasantly surprised. This is some good shit.

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • chichoeq

    What a great fucking movie kids is [2]

    14 Jun 2011 Reply
  • HailSeitan

    Nothings gonna stop the flooowwwwww

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • fkesserieusman

    Smoke to this shit bitchez

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Heathenlegions

    These are mah niggas

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ayethevizier

    Saw the last incarnation of the band just before they split. Played an awesome extended version of Lo-Fi Suicide. Too bad another album wasn't made.

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • fe_morais92

    i just can find dare to be surprised! if somebody could give me links to the anothers cds i would be soooo happy :) please please please

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • treejay9

    best song, brand of skin, is somehow #31

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • chester-A

    awesome group. should have gotten bigger. Their band name could have been Nick Scott and I'd still like them. Anyone on here should just get one part lullaby, or at least listen to the samples.

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Carewnazdrewna

    I like them so much xxxxxx

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • seamus518

    yes indeed!

    29 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Arthurleano

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
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