6 October 1964, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Before the success of his third album, 1991s Girlfriend, Matthew Sweet had been best known for his work in the late 80s with the Golden Palominos. Before that, in the early 80s, he had recorded under the name Buzz Of Delight, based in Athens, Georgia, issuing a mini-album entitled Sound Castles which was produced by Don Dixon. Two further albums of keyboard doodlings were never released. His partner on the first of these albums was Dave Pierce. Both also performed with Oh-OK, the Athens band featuring Linda Stipe (sister of R.E.M.s Michael Stipe), which later evolved into Magnapop. Inside, Sweets debut solo album under his own name, followed in 1986, and featured contributions from the Bangles and Chris Stamey. Included in the production credits was Alan Tarney, who produced Cliff Richards Devil Woman, as well as material by Dream Syndicate.
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