Unifier - Phoebe (1992) by Tom Hogan published on 2012/11/19 11:11:54 +0000 Taken from Tom Hogan's Obscure Music History http://www.obscuremusichistory.com --- The debut album of grunge trio Unifier failed to make an impact on the larger market, but their relentless live shows gave them a dedicated following in their home town. It also helped that singer Ash Neil oozed sexuality from the ears, and was heralded as the Sexiest Face On Radio in 1991. The album is, in fact, self-titled. However, fans affectionately dubbed it 'If I Gave A Shit...' in reference to the words on Ash Neil's shirt on the cover. When asked to comment, Neil said "Whatever." With the punchy production techniques and songs that covered the gamut of human emotions that take place when dining at a 4-star train-themed restaurant, the opening track "Phoebe" blew audiences away. "'Phoebe' was written about this girl... a girl who captured my heart, and my soul, my very being, while taking my order. Wherever you are, Phoebe Atanasova, I'll always consider you to be the girl that got away," says Neil. "Until later that night when I picked up some other babe at the pokies." Interesting Fact: As with all rock stars, Ash Neil has led a long and successful happy life; just like a rubber band that slowly stretches and stretches, adding more and more tension, undoubtedly it will just keep on stretching forever.