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ACETONE 1992-2001 (Light In The Attic Records)

Acetone are one of my all time favorite bands. Their music is still as electrifying and beautiful now as it was back then.” – Hope Sandoval 

Acetone were an LA band, functioning in the years indicated by this compilation's title, and their music is some of the most special, yet spectrally lost music of the 90s. Guitarist Mark Lightcap, bassist Richie Lee and drummer Steve Hadley played together both in Acetone (and the band Acetone emerged from, the scuzz-rock Spinout) for a total of 15 years, disbanding in July 2001 when Lee committed suicide in the garage next to the house where the trio practiced. Their ending created few waves, neither did their music in any typical sense of 'success' - with typically reverse-midas skills I gave 'Come On' single of the week in Melody Maker but didn't read much else about them anywhere. For those lucky enough to have heard anything by them, they remain something utterly unique, an atmosphere and feeling entirely their own. …