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In It For The Money

Just as the enthusiasm of early singles Mansize Rooster and Caught By The Fuzz were huge leaps on from the limp pop of Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey's school band The Jennifers, so Supergrass have exceeded expectations with every release. Their debut, I Should Coco, had vim but added bluesy strangeness with Time and Sofa (Of My Lethargy). Their finest moment to date, though, is the splendid In It For The Money, a distillation of Beatlesy grandeur (Going Out), psychotic rock (Richard III) and a lazy, bleached-out melodic sense all their own. Posterity surely beckons.
Best Tracks It's Not Me, In It For The Money
Best Moment The defiantly silly analogue synth warbling goofily behind It's Not Me's treasurable harmonies.

Q - April 1998