Details about Velvet Crush - Post greatness EP 12" CREATION RECORDS 1992 psych-mod-powe
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20 Aug, 2014 18:45:01 BST
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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You are viewing a 1992 VINYL EP from cult US power-pop band Velvet Crush.
Velvet Crush - UK 12" single on Creation Records "The Post-Greatness EP". Tracks are: Window to the world , Atmosphere , The gentle breeze and Butterfly position.
As a 2nd generation Mod-indie bloke, I loved these tunes, knew where they were coming from musically etc.
A classic power-pop band in the tradition of the Raspberries and Big Star, Velvet Crush formed in Rhode Island in 1989, although their roots actually extended west to Champaign, Illinois, where vocalist/bassist Paul Chastain and drummer Ric Menck first met and began performing together. There Menck founded his own small label, Picture Book, on which he and Chastain recorded solo material as well as singles under various group names like the Springfields, Choo Choo Train, the Paint Set and Bag O'Shells. Picture Book also released records by the Milwaukee-based White Sisters, led by guitarist Jeffrey Borchardt, with whom Menck struck up a friendship. When Borchardt eventually moved to Providence, Rhode Island in 1988, he encouraged Menck and Chastain to follow; they did, and Velvet Crush soon began performing their first shows. In 1991, longtime friend Matthew Sweet produced their debut, In the Presence of Greatness; a hit with the British music press, the record earned the group a deal with the influential U.K. label Creation. For 1994's Teenage Symphonies to God (the title taken from Brian Wilson's description of the music intended for the Beach Boys' legendary Smile LP), Velvet Crush enlisted producer Mitch Easter, known for his work with R.E.M. and as the leader of Let's Active. The members of the group also continued working on solo projects, with Menck issuing the solo collection The Ballad of Ric Menck in 1996. The long-awaited third Velvet Crush LP, Heavy Changes, finally appeared on the band's own Action Musik imprint in 1998.
The record has no visible marks, & plays wonderfully. The sleeve has shelf wear, as I bought it 2nd hand, but has been kept in a plastic sleeve.
There may be slight surface noise, as I played & enjoyed the EP. (& quite rightly too....).
I do not have a record player at the moment, am ridding myself of a 35 year collection gathered as a working musician & journalist, as we are moving soon. Records have a visual inspection only. Detailed info as below.....
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Records are packed as follows:
The vinyl (in it's inner sleeve) is removed from the outer sleeve to prevent seam splits
The outer sleeve and vinyl (in it's inner sleeve) are placed in a polythene cover
Everything is packed in a new cardboard wraparound box mailer with additional cardboard stiffeners.
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