MMMM: Combustible Edison, “I, Swinger”

Sharon Cathcart played a song yesterday by Combustible Edison, and I enjoyed it so much that I started listening to all their songs. Wikipedia tells us

Combustible Edison was an American neo-lounge music group founded in the early 1990s in Providence, Rhode Island. They were one of several lounge acts that led a brief resurgence of interest in the genre during the mid-1990s.

Unlike other bands with a more ironic take on the lounge scene, Combustible Edison took the music seriously and strove to add to what its members saw as a canon of works by Esquivel, Henry Mancini and Martin Denny. Said Trouser Press, "As the band that poured the first shot in the Cocktail Revolution, this Boston-area combo brought lounge music into the ’90s—or, more accurately, transported tastemakers back to the suburbia of the ’50s—with strikingly authentic interpretations of some of the most unauthentic sounds known to mankind."

The band ended in 1999.

So, I’m a little late to the party with them, but it doesn’t change the fact that the music is good. Here is their 1994 debut album, I, Swinger.

  1. Cadillac
  2. The Millionaire’s Holiday
  3. Breakfast At Denny’s
  4. Intermission
  5. Cry Me A River
  6. Impact!
  7. Guadeloupe
  8. Carnival Of Souls
  9. The Veldt
  10. Surabaya Johnny
  11. Spy Vs.Spy
  12. Theme From The Tiki Wonder Hour

Hope you enjoyed Combustible Edison as much as I did. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for March 14, 2022.

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13 thoughts on “MMMM: Combustible Edison, “I, Swinger”

  1. John,

    Very cool band and sound! I really enjoyed the playlist. You find the most interesting music to share on the dance floor. 🙂 Have a boogietastic week!

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    1. Thanks! Sharon Cathcart is the one who introduced me to them, and though they’ve gone their separate ways, they left three very good albums behind.

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    1. They have a couple more albums out, both of which are also on YouTube. You might like one of those more, but thanks for listening! Glad you enjoyed a couple of songs, anyway…

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