Hazel (4)

Hazel (4)

The group was formed on February 14, 1992. Although based in the Pacific Northwest and active during the grunge movement in rock music, Hazel's music was different from most grunge in that it featured both male and female vocals as well as a more melodic sound that could be fairly accurately described as noise pop. Hazel's music was not particularly intricate musically, relying on a few chords, sheer energy (many songs being played at breakneck speed), and vocal intensity. Interestingly, rather than singing together in harmony, Krebs and Bleyle often sang completely different parts that answered or intertwined with one another. The majority of lyrics dealt with problems regarding relationships, including the regret and resentment following a breakup ("Everybody's Best Friend") or the anxiety felt while attempting to begin a relationship ("Day Glo").
The group was also notable for featuring the dancer Fred Nemo as a full member. Often dressed in fanciful costumes, Nemo, a tall, bearded man, cavorted crazily about the stage, climbing atop speaker cabinets and swinging heavy objects through the air. His seeming lack of regard for his own safety (or that of the audience) gave Hazel's performances a somewhat dangerous feel.


Hazel (4) Discography Tracks


Hazel (4) Toreador Of Love (Album) Sub Pop Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Hazel (4) Are You Going To Eat That? (Album) Sub Pop Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SPCD 144/358 Hazel (4) Are You Going To Eat That?(CD, Album, Promo) Sub Pop SPCD 144/358 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Hazel (4) Live In Portland (Album) Voodoo Doughnut Recordings, Cavity Search US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Hazel (4) Heida (Single) Candy-Ass Records US 1992 Sell This Version
CSR 1 Hazel (4) J. Hell(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Ora) Cavity Search CSR 1 US 1992 Sell This Version
Hazel (4) Jilted (Single) Sub Pop Germany 1993 Sell This Version
pwr 001 Hazel (4) Blank Florida(7", Single) Pacific Wonderland Records pwr 001 US 1994 Sell This Version
CSR11 Hazel (4) Wintogreen(7") Cavity Search CSR11 US 1994 Sell This Version
Hazel (4) Airiana (EP) Candy-Ass Records US 1997 Sell This Version
#23 Ovarian Trolley / Hazel (4) Ovarian Trolley / Hazel (4) - Romeo / Incendiary(7", Yel) Candy-Ass Records #23 US 1997 Sell This Version


SUB PROCD#18 Hazel (4) Day Glo / Constipation(CD, Promo) Sub Pop SUB PROCD#18 US 1993 Sell This Version

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