Feeder - the band (flea market rescue)

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The history of British rock band Feeder started in Wales in 1992 when they were originally formed, with Grant Nicholas and Jon Lee. Originally known as Reel in 1995 they decided to go to London in pursuit of a career and a bassist to complete their line-up. They located Taka Hirose, from Tokyo, through an advert and the three signed to the Echo label.
Their first mini-album, Swim, was released in 1996. They toured around the country building up a fanatical following.

They made it big with their single "Buck Rogers", which entered the charts at number 5 during 2001. Unfortunately the drummer, Jon Lee, committed suicide in his Miami home in early January 2002 aged 33. This had an impact on the remaining two band members Nicholas and Hirose but they resumed recording with former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson, 'Comfort in Sound'was dedicated to Jon.



"Two Colours"
'Chicken On A Bone', 'Pictures Of Pain'

(Only available to buy at gigs in Feeder's tour in 1995. Only 1500 CDs and 1000 7"s printed)
'Sweet16', 'Stereo World', 'WIT', 'Descend', 'Shade', 'Swim'
"Polythene" 1 (1997)'Polythene Girl', 'My Perfect Day', 'Cement', 'Crash', 'Radiation', 'Suffocate', 'Descend', 'Stero World', 'Change', 'Waterfall', 'Tangerine', 'Forgive', '20th Century Trip'
"Polythene" 2 (1997)'Polythene Girl', 'My Perfect Day', 'Cement', 'High', 'Crash', 'Radiation', 'Suffocate', 'Descend', 'Stero World', 'Change', 'Tangerine', 'Forgive', '20th Century Trip', High Video.

(Rereleased in October with "High" replacing "Waterfall", the addition of the video for "High", new artwork and lyrics.)
"Yesterday Went Too Soon"
'Anaesthetic', 'Insomnia', 'Picture of Perfect Youth', 'Yesterday Went Too Soon', 'Waiting For Changes', 'Radioman', 'Day In Day Out', 'Tinsel Town', 'You're My Evergreen', 'Dry', 'Hole In My Head', 'So Well', 'Paperfaces'

(Rereleased in limited edition 2CD pack. The extra CD contains videos of "Insomnia", "Day In Day Out" and "Yesterday Went Too Soon", and a Channel 4 interview.)
"Another Yesterday"
'Paperfaces (UK Single Mix)', 'Whooey', 'Divebomb', 'Rubberband', 'Space Age Hero', 'Slider', 'Tomorrow Shine', 'Living in Polaroid', 'Getting to Know You WLL', 'Honeyfuzz'

(Japan only)
"Echo Park"
'Standing On The Edge', 'Buck Rogers', 'Piece By Piece', 'Seven Days In The Sun', 'We Can't Rewind', 'Turn', 'Choke', 'Oxygen', 'Tell All Your Friends', 'Under The Weather', 'Satellite News', 'Bug'

("Satellite News" only appears on the UK release)
"Seven Days In The Sun"
'Seven Days In The Sun (Radio Edit)', 'Satellite News', 'Home For Summer', 'Reminders', 'Forever Glow', 'We The Electronic', 'W.I.T.', 'High (Acoustic)', 'Dry (Acoustic)'

(Japan only)
"Swim: Resurfaced"
'Sweet16', 'Stereo World', 'WIT', 'Descend', 'Shade', 'Swim', 'Elegy', 'World Asleep', 'Chicken On A Bone', 'Spill', 'Forgiven', Crash Video, Cement Video

(Rereleased after the success of "Echo Park". Features all the original tracks, some b-sides from the same early period, and two videos.)
"Comfort In Sound"
'Just The Way I'm Feeling', 'Come Back Around', 'Helium', 'Child In You', 'Comfort In Sound', 'Forget About Tomorrow', 'Summer's Gone', 'Godzilla', 'Quickfade', 'Find The Colour', 'Love Pollution', 'Moonshine'

('Moonshine' only appears on the UK release)
"Comfort In Sound (Special CD & DVD Edition)"
'Just The Way I'm Feeling', 'Come Back Around', 'Helium', 'Child In You', 'Comfort In Sound', 'Forget About Tomorrow', 'Summer's Gone', 'Godzilla', 'Quickfade', 'Find The Colour', 'Love Pollution', 'Moonshine', 'Just the way I'm feeling (video)', 'Forget about tomorrow (video)', 'Find the colour (video)', 'Come back around (video)', 'Forget about tomorrow (live at Brixton)', 'Just a day (video)', 'Can't stand losing you (live at Reading 2001)', 'Buck Rogers (live at Reading 2001)'
"Picture of Perfect Youth"
(B-sides album available through feederweb only and in two formats: 12" Vinyl - This was strictly limited to 1,750, or a CD digi pack)
Disc 1.
'Emily', 'Living In Polaroid', 'Opaque', 'Power Of Love', 'Broken', 'Lose The Fear', 'Remember The Silence', 'Tomorrow Shine', 'Purple', 'Space Age Hero', 'Can't Stand Losing You', 'Just A Day', 'Slowburn', 'Elegy', '21st Century Meltdown', 'Home For Summer', 'Here In The Bubble', 'Forgiven'
Disc 2.
'Feel It Again', 'Getting To Know You Well', 'Whooey', 'Bullet', 'World Asleep', 'Rain', 'Eclipse', 'Oxidize', 'Bad Hair Day', 'Come Back Around', 'Circles', 'Spill', 'Rubberband', 'Slider', 'Can't Dance To Disco', 'TV Me', 'Wishing For', 'Undivided'
"Pushing The Senses"
'Feeling a Moment', 'Bitter Glass', 'Tumble And Fall', 'Tender', 'Pushing The Senses', 'Frequency', 'Morning Life', 'Pilgrim Soul', 'Pain On Pain', 'Dove Grey Sands'


The following are the titles, release dates and highest UK chart position of all singles released by Feeder:
"Stereo World"10/1996101
"Day In Day Out"08/199931
"Yesterday Went Too Soon"08/199920
"Buck Rogers"01/20015
"7 Days In The Sun"04/200114
"Piece By Piece"10/2001N/A (Europe (non-UK) only)
"Just A Day EP"12/200112
"Come Back Around"09/200214
"Just The Way I'm Feeling"01/200310
"Forget About Tomorrow"05/200312
"Find The Colour"09/200324


Some facts:

  • On 7th January 2002, their drummer, Jon Lee, committed suicide. The album Comfort In Sound has some songs about coping with this on it - see Godzilla's line "lost love in suicide". Also the words and video for Come Back Around are a tribute to him - the four female drummers that Grant says "he would have highly approved of"
  • The song "Just A Day" was released on the Japanese version of "Echo Park", but only as an EP elsewhere.


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