Spare Snare is the project of Jan Burnett,
a Scottish singer who sounds like a terrible clone of
The super-catchy singles
As A Matter Of Fact,
Skaeboard Punk Rocker, later
compiled on Disco Dancing (Chute, 1995) and re-played on
Live At Home (Chute, 1995), also issued as Spare Snare (Prospective, 1995)
boasted a line-up with
multi-instrumentalists Alan Cormack, Paul Esposito and Barry Gibson.
Notwithstanding the tremendous commercial potential (albeit zero artistic
value) of these ditties, the record flopped and the band melted away after
Smile It's Sugar (1996).
Burnett is virtually alone on Westfield Lane (Wabana, 1997), another
collection of superb and absolutely pointless pop refrains.
Love Your Early Stuff (2000) is a compilation of rarities and singles.
The problem is that singles such as
Calling In The Favours (Bad Jazz, 2002) are not particularly creative.