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Failure Guitarist Greg Edwards Reveals Which Song He Thinks Serves As The Best Introduction To The Band


Beloved space rockers Failure have cultivated a strong catalog amid their segmented career. The Californian outfit struck sonic gold back in 1996 with their album “Fantastic Planet“, a revered cult classic that continues to influence musicians to this day. While the band would break up for nearly 20 years shortly after its release, the years that have followed their 2014 reunion have seen them continue to expand their sonic palette.

As such, the group’s guitarist Greg Edwards, who has moonlighted in A Perfect Circle, Autolux and more, was recently asked which song he felt served as the perfect introduction to the group’s collected works. Speaking with Revolver for their ‘Point Of Entry’ feature, Edwards decided upon the “Fantastic Planet” cut “Another Space Song“.

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He told the aforementioned publication of that:

“I think I’d have to go with ‘Another Space Song‘, from Fantastic Planet, because it encompasses … everything. And it’s maybe our most popular song, in terms of streaming. Which is interesting because it was never a single, there’s no video for it. I was really surprised; I think it was only three or four months ago that I became aware of that.

For the first time I was really looking at the streaming numbers and it was shocking. I don’t know how that happened… We never got a sync thing for a Netflix show. There’s no reason other than a complete organic natural progression. I haven’t seen anything that explains it, other than people hear the song, or Shazam the song, and tell friends about it.

Another Space Song‘ was a song that I was really excited about when we first had the idea for it back in 1994 when we were working on it and recording it for the record. But I had the feeling that it was just going to be a really cool album cut that I would always enjoy hearing. So it’s great when something like that becomes one of our most popular songs.”

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