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Nymphs, The - 1991 The Nymphs



ARTIST: Nymphs, The
ALBUM: The Nymphs
LABEL: Geffen
SERIAL: DGCD-24366
YEAR: 1991
CD REISSUE: 2017, Rock Candy Records, CANDY305
SPONSOR: -

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Inger Lorre - vocals * Geoff Siegel - guitar * Sam Merrick - guitar * Cliff D. (aka Cliff Jones) - bass * Alex Kirst - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Just One Happy Day * 02 Cold * 03 Cats * 04 Imitating Angels * 05 Wasting My Days * 06 Heaven * 07 Supersonic * 08 Sad And Damned * 09 Death Of A Scenester * 10 The River * 11 Revolt * 12 The Highway


Background
This band of early 90's rockers are not the usual fare we find at GDM. In fact, they are so far off the beaten path we'd need to send out a search party. The honest truth is: The Nymphs are only here because they've been given a 2017 reissue by Rock Candy Records. And as we are attempting to write about EVERY release by said record label, The Nymphs get a free-pass. So who were they and what was their claim to fame?




The Songs
Well, if you do a web-search on singer Inger Lorre, you'll find some interesting tid-bits. Very interesting in fact. The band were signed to Geffen, quite what their A&R people were doing remains a mystery, as many other Record Labels were put off by the band and their rebellious antics. The Nymphs themselves were Alt rockers in the first degree, formed by Lorre and Siegel who were originally from New Jersey but relocated to El-Lay, where Merrick, Jones and Kirst would hook on. To call them mavericks within the L.A scene would be an understatement, but their reputation preceded them. The Nymphs hovered around the club scene during the late 80's, picked up their Geffen deal, releasing their one-off album in 1991.


In Summary
The Nymphs shared the stage with many of the leading lights in the Alt rock and Grunge scene during the early 90's such as Janes Addiction, Soundgarden and Hole. One of the tracks on their album 'Supersonic' featured Iggy Pop on vocals. The band broke up in 1992 after Lorre was fired from her own band, and decades later there was talk that the band were reuniting in 2016; Lorre plus a whole bunch of new band-members. Despite all the talk and social media, the reunion failed to materialise. One of the more interesting and off-beat reissues on the Rock Candy label for sure.


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#1 | tompa on March 06 2017 13:05:01
Bought this when it came but the only track that has stuck me is Just One Happy Day. Think I'll have to revisit the album some day as that particular track is awesome. The band actually featured in a movie that starred Rob Lowe and James Spader, 'Bad influence' I think it's called.
#2 | Nick C on March 06 2017 18:50:56
For me the track that stuck out was Imitating Angels. I must admit I don't play the album much but I whipped it out when the Rock Candy re-issue was announced, it's ok, I've still got it after all these years so something must have really clicked with me...but I'm not sure what. I even bought the Astral Projection CDEP and Inge Lorre's solo album (but it was cheap and a card sleeve promo).
#3 | rkbluez on March 06 2017 21:48:14
Never had it in the day but Rock Candy peaked my interest by releasing it and after picking it up it's pretty good...can't say I love every song but it's got an original sound kind of in between Grunge and Metal I like it...cool band...glad I picked up a copy.
 
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