Super 400 Sweet Fist
Super 400 takes the classic 'power trio' approach: three instruments taking up the sonic space of an airplane hangar, rocking to the heavens - but their vocal dynamics and spiritual synergy cause the sounds to swell to the bursting point. In the band's first year, Geoff Travis of Trade 2 Records brought them over to London, and they were signed by Island Records. Island planned to herald the return of Rock and Roll with Super 400 as a flagship force in the new millennium. The young band had their first album in the chamber, ready to take on the world. In a twist of fate that would foreshadow an unstable music biz, Polygram Co was soon bought out, folding the hierarchy at Island, but this didn't break the bands bond, only made them stronger.
When asked where the title "Sweet Fist" originated from, bassist Lori Friday says, "The sweet fist is a beautiful moment in imagination, a sincere effort, strength in kindness, truth in a message, this family's assemblage of love and warmth through sound. Recording the record in Memphis allowed us to absorb the grit and fever of the town - the album title revealed itself through the adventures we had there and is a adjective for the sounds we will share with fans."
One of the standout tracks on the album is "Flashlight," which up on MySpace
"Sweet Fist" is proof that Super 400 have lasting power within the industry. It's been five records, three vans, thirteen years, and thousands of miles since that first day in Troy, NY and the band will continue to rock until the end of time.
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